Meth Check is a package of free tools and resources designed for Queensland-based health and community service workers who engage with people who use methamphetamine. 

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IMPORTANT NOTE: 

These resources are designed to be used by health and community service workers directly with clients / patients who are already using methamphetamine (or are imminently likely to begin using methamphetamine) and their families.

They are not for general distribution and discretion should be used when providing them to others.

These resources are not suitable for distribution in the classroom.

All resources are free to download, reproduce and share.

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eLearning:
An introduction to methamphetamine for Queensland workers

A brief self-paced online training package containing key information and practical advice for the generalist health and community workforce around responding to methamphetamine use. Upon completion of the module participants will receive a printable certificate which can be retained as evidence of learning. We recommend that workers first complete the eLearning module before using the Meth Check tools.

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Psychostimulant Medical Early Intervention Flowcharts

A combined clinical assessment and decision-making flowchart to assist health and medical practitioners to quickly identify the best treatment response for individuals who are using methamphetamine and other psychostimulants.


Meth Check: Ultra-Brief Intervention Tool

A visually engaging A3 clinical tool designed to assist any health practitioners structure a 5-10 minute ultra-brief intervention with someone who uses methamphetamine. Before using the tool we strongly recommend you watch the introductory video below which explains the exercise in detail and provides tips on how to use it in practice.

NB: This tool is designed to be printed in colour A3.

NOT FOR GENERAL DISTRIBUTION

 

 


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The Meth Check tool in more detail (video)

An introductory video which explores the Meth Check Ultra Brief Intervention Tool in detail and provides useful advice when using the tool in practice.

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Harm Reduction Booklet:Methamphetamine – Ways to Stay Safe’

An 8 page harm reduction booklet containing basic information and practical harm reduction advice for people who are currently using methamphetamine, as well as tips for cutting back and quitting.  The resource also promotes self-reflection, positive encouragement and messages of hope around implementing personal change around drug use.

NOT FOR GENERAL DISTRIBUTION

 


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Factsheet for Families

A 2-page factsheet for family members who are supporting someone who is using methamphetamine. It contains basic information about the drug, an overview of key treatment options as well as practical tips and advice.


The following are versions of the meth check resources which have been contextualised by QISMC / QAIHC* for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.


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Meth Check: Ultra-Brief Intervention Tool

A visually engaging A3 clinical tool designed to assist any health practitioners structure a 5-10 minute ultra-brief intervention with someone who uses methamphetamine. Before using the tool we strongly recommend you watch the introductory video above which explains the exercise in detail and provides tips on how to use it in practice.

NB: This tool is designed to be printed in colour A3.

NOT FOR GENERAL DISTRIBUTION


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Harm Reduction Booklet:Methamphetamine – Ways to Stay Safe’

An 8 page harm reduction booklet containing basic information and practical harm reduction advice for people who are currently using methamphetamine, as well as tips for cutting back and quitting.  The resource also promotes self-reflection, positive encouragement and messages of hope around implementing personal change around drug use.

NOT FOR GENERAL DISTRIBUTION


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Factsheet for Families

A 2-page factsheet for family members who are supporting someone who is using methamphetamine. It contains basic information about the drug, an overview of key treatment options as well as practical tips and advice.


THANK YOU!

We would like to officially thank all of our partners and friends who contributed to this project including clients who provided valuable input and feedback on the tools, the Alcohol and Drug Service Improvement Group, the Content Advisory Group, Family Drug Support and Assoc Prof Nicole Lee / 360 Edge.

*Contextualised versions of the resources have been developed by the Queensland Indigenous Substance Misuse Council (QISMC), which is part of the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC).

Fabulous artwork, design and support provided by Brio Group.

For more information contact the ‘Supporting Workers Address Methamphetamine’ team at Insight on (07) 3837 5655 | insight@health.qld.gov.au

This initiative is part of Queensland Health’s response to ‘ice’ crystal methamphetamine. All rights reserved 2016.

Want to see previous seminars? Visit our YouTube channel! Insight on YouTube