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Hear from an expert

Methamphetamine use affects many people, not just the user. We spoke to some experts to learn how methamphetamine use can affect the health of the user, and what support is out there for friends and family of someone who uses methamphetamine .

  • Patricia Westmacott - Meth use and support for parents and family
  • Carol Daws - Meth use and treatment options
  • Liana Marrone - Meth use and where to get help
  • Professor Daniel Fatovich - Meth use and the body and brain

 

Featured videos

Meth use and support for parents and family - Patricia Westmacott

Patricia discusses:

  • How the Meth Helpline can provide support to family and friends of methamphetamine users. 
  • What kind of information or support can a counsellor provide.

Meth use and treatment options - Carol Daws

Carol discusses:

  • Detailing the types of treatment available such as residential and non-residential treatment.
  • The range of treatment services available in Western Australia.
  • What support systems are available to family and friends of people who are using methamphetamine.

Meth use and where to get help - Liana Marrone

Liana discusses:

  • How the 24/7 confidential, non-judgemental Meth Helpline can provide support to methamphetamine users as well as family and friends. 
  • What kind of information or support can a counsellor provide.
  • What motivates people to seek support. 
  • How people can contact the Meth Helpline including via phone, email and  Live Chat.

 

Meth use and the body and brain - Professor Daniel Fatovich

Professor Fatovich discusses:

  • The types of methamphetamine presentations seen in emergency departments and the kinds of problems people present with.
  • How methamphetamine affects the cardiovascular system and can increase risk of stroke and other cardiovascular problems.
  • The cognitive impairment problems and unpredictable lifelong consequences methamphetamine use can cause.

To read more about Prof. Fatovich's studies see Amphetamines and the Brain.

 For more facts about Methamphetamine see the Amphetamines page.

 

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