Methamphetamine Treatment Guidelines

Summary: These guidelines assist health professionals in the clinical management of methamphetamine use disorder and related presentations. These guidelines also aim to improve understanding of methamphetamine use disorder in health services and the community.

Topics covered in the guidelines include the management of acute and complex presentations, including behavioural disturbances, polydrug use, injecting methamphetamine use, cognitive impairment and comorbid mental health symptoms, as well as recommendations for reducing harm, working with specific populations, and supporting families and carers.

Developers:  These guidelines were developed by Turning Point and funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. Citation: Grigg J., Manning V., Arunogiri S., Volpe I., Frei M., Phan V., Rubenis A., Dias S., Petrie M., Sharkey M. & Lubman D. I. (2018). Methamphetamine Treatment Guidelines: Practice Guidelines for Health Professionals (Second Edition). Richmond, Victoria: Turning Point.

Year: 2018

Cost: Free

Evidence base: This resource has undergone expert review. Refer to the guidelines for a full reference list.

Page last reviewed: Tuesday, 3 September 2019

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