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Crystal methamphetamine education for Needle and Syringe Programs and related workplaces

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This resource is by the Penington Institute. 

This resource provides education about crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’) for staff at Needle and Syringe Programs (NSPs) and related workplaces who work with clients who inject ice.

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Summary: The Penington Institute has developed a collection of videos and fact sheets about crystal to build the capacity and confidence of staff at Needle and Syringe Programs (NSPs) and related workplaces working with clients who inject drugs.

Please note that although many of the topics covered in the videos and fact sheets are also addressed on the Cracks in the Ice website (e.g., what is ice?, how many people use ice?, mental health effects of ice), the content developed by the Penington Institute has been specifically tailored to NSPs and related workplaces. There are also topics not covered on Cracks in the Ice fact pages such as “Engaging clients who use ice” and “Safer injecting and harm reduction”.

The resources are also supported by training delivered free of charge within Victoria only. For more information, or to book a session, please email info@penington.org.au.

Developers: This resource was developed by the Penington Institute with funding from the Victorian Government. 

Year: Unknown

Costs: Free

Evidence baseThis resource has undergone expert review.

Page last reviewed: Tuesday, 20 September 2022