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Frequently Asked Questions

Treatment

There are a variety of treatment pathways available. The drug(s) used and the availability of services, the user's health, desired outcome, support network and unique circumstances need to be considered. Deciding on the best treatment pathway/s is best done in consultation with a drug and alcohol counsellor.

Dexamphetamine is not a registered treatment for ice addiction (i.e. dependence to methamphetamine). According to the Australian Drug Strategy, there is ongoing research into several medications (including dexamphetamine) as possible treatment options, but no medications have yet proven to be more effective than others in treatment e.g. for withdrawal or to prevent relapse.

For more information call ADSL confidentially, 24/7 on (08) 9442 5000 or country callers freecall 1800 198 024

Drug testing is rarely conducted when someone presents to the hospital, as medical staff treat the symptoms a person presents to the hospital with. On the rare occasion that drug testing is done, the hospital would not send the information to the police.

The only case in which Police are able to access these results is through the court subpoena system. Ambulance, hospital and medical staff are there to help the patient and act in the patients best medical interests.

It is important to remember that Ambulance and Medical staff are there to help, not to dob. Police are only notified if there is a death or if staff feels threatened.

Addiction is a complex issue. Some drugs are more physically addictive while others are mentally or socially addictive however there is support available for people wanting to make changes to their drug use.

As you are enquiring about treatment, we would recommend you contact the Alcohol and Drug Support Line (ADSL) on (08) 9442 5000 (or 1800 198 024 toll-free country callers). ADSL is a 24hr confidential service that can help with information, counselling, referral and advice on alcohol and other drugs.

There are a variety of treatment pathways available for people with ecstasy-related problems. The drug(s) used and the availability of services as well as the user’s health, desired outcome, support network and unique circumstances need to be taken into consideration. Deciding on the best treatment pathway or combination of pathways is best done in consultation with a drug and alcohol counsellor, so we encourage you to call ADIS on the number above to discuss your specific situation.

There are a variety of treatment pathways available for people with amphetamine-related problems. The drug(s) used and the availability of services, as well as the user's health, desired outcome, support network and unique circumstances need to be taken into consideration.  Deciding on the best treatment pathway, or combination of pathways, is best done in consultation with a drug and alcohol counsellor.

ADSL is a 24hr confidential service that can help with information, counselling, referral and advice on alcohol and other drugs.

You can contact ADSL directly on (08) 9442 5000 (or 1800 198 024 toll-free if you live outside the metropolitan area within Western Australia). You can also chat with a counsellor on the computer, via www.drugaware.com.au Click on the Live Chat button on the home page.

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