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Stimulants

by Lee K, Freeburn B, Ella S, Miller W, Perry J, Conigrave K

Book section
Year 2012
Book title Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work
City Sydney
Publisher University of Sydney
Page 159-172
Isbn 9781742102672 (hard copy) 9781742102689 (online)

Abstract

This chapter is from the Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work and provides information for alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers on stimulants, including:

  • stimulant use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • commonly used stimulants
  • stimulants' effects on the body
  • how to recognise harms from stimulants
  • how to recognise stimulant dependence
  • how to recognise stimulant withdrawal
  • how to assess a client who uses stimulants
  • how to help a person who uses stimulants
  • stimulant overdose
  • reducing the harms related to stimulant use if a person cannot or will not quit
  • preventing stimulant use.

Abstract adapted from the University of Sydney

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