Methamphetamine
withdrawal
Developing the ‘Step-up, Step-down’ model
Access to
withdrawal
• Why?
• Assessment
• Clinical Review
• Tag onto wait list
• Follow-up contact
• Support, monitoring
Supporting
withdrawal
• Monitoring symptoms – ACSA
• ‘Crash’ – but not for all
• Nutrition – return of appetite
• Medicati...
Non-residential
withdrawal
‘Step up’ – Inpatient
‘Step down’ – Home-based, Outpatient
• Contact via iPad, phone
• Ongoing ...
Residential
withdrawal
Service environment
• Role of supportive environment.
• What works, what we have learnt
so far.
Cha...
Building the
evidence base
Methamphetamine withdrawal: developing ReGen's 'Step-up, Step-down' model
Methamphetamine withdrawal: developing ReGen's 'Step-up, Step-down' model
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Methamphetamine withdrawal: developing ReGen's 'Step-up, Step-down' model

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ReGen's work to date adapting the agency's approach to supporting methamphetamine withdrawal.
Presented at #iAOD14: http://www.regen.org.au/iaod14
Live video of presentation at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuV56kuvKYo

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Methamphetamine withdrawal: developing ReGen's 'Step-up, Step-down' model

  1. 1. Methamphetamine withdrawal Developing the ‘Step-up, Step-down’ model
  2. 2. Access to withdrawal • Why? • Assessment • Clinical Review • Tag onto wait list • Follow-up contact • Support, monitoring
  3. 3. Supporting withdrawal • Monitoring symptoms – ACSA • ‘Crash’ – but not for all • Nutrition – return of appetite • Medication • GP (& other) support
  4. 4. Non-residential withdrawal ‘Step up’ – Inpatient ‘Step down’ – Home-based, Outpatient • Contact via iPad, phone • Ongoing monitoring of symptoms Understanding the process
  5. 5. Residential withdrawal Service environment • Role of supportive environment. • What works, what we have learnt so far. Changes to processes / program attendance to support Methamphetamine withdrawal. Withdrawal without a specific pharmacotherapy for methamphetamine
  6. 6. Building the evidence base

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