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In recent years, concerns about crystalline methamphetamine use have increased in multiple countries. Taking the drug regularly can lead to dependence, anxiety, depression, psychosis and, in some cases, overdose deaths. In this podcast, Raj Persaud talks to Professor Michael Farrell about these associated harms, and the possible preventative strategies that can be adopted.
Date published: 28 July 2016
Presenter: Dr Raj
Audio running time: 19 minutes
By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have
gained an understanding of:
the common effects of taking
the psychological risks
associated with taking the drug
preventative measures and
interventions that can be effective
effective ways of
communicating with patients and young people about this drug.
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