Methamphetamine use and methamphetamine-involved deaths are increasing in Washington State. This webinar will review current WA State data on methamphetamine use and offer practical strategies to work more effectively with individuals who use methamphetamine, including how to:
• Understand motivations and patterns of use and how methamphetamine affects behavior
• Have stigma-free conversations that build trust
• Work with challenging behaviors like paranoia, self-harm, and, risk-taking
• Promote harm reduction approaches to improve health and reduce deaths
--Peter Cleary, Project NEON (Needle and sex Education Outreach Network)
Project NEON (Needle and sex Education Outreach Network) is a peer led community outreach harm reduction program. Project NEON helps individuals to make life enhancing decisions through non-judgmental sharing of information about the relationship between sexual behavior, substance use and diseases.
--Susan Kingston, Former Methamphetamine Specialist at Public Health – Seattle & King County, now at University of Washington, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
--Alison Newman, University of Washington, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute
This webinar is intended for anyone in Washington State working with clients or patients who use methamphetamine, especially staff of syringe services program staff, housing providers, and other community-based organizations.
Please send any questions to Alison Newman, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Susan Kingston, email@example.com.
This webinar is funded by the Washington Health Care Authority Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery.