Use of methamphetamines in Australia has been increasing over the past decade resulting in an increase in methamphetamine related emergency department presentations and demand for drug and alcohol treatment services across the country.
For healthcare professionals working in the emergency department, the acute behavioural changes associated with methamphetamine use can be challenging.
This module explains the mechanism of action of methamphetamine and symptoms of intoxication. It then discusses the treatment and post-acute care.
At the end of this module participants will be able to: