These guidelines were developed for use across a wide range of settings for those working with people who are adversely affected by methamphetamine use. They aim to address the consequences of methamphetamine use. They are a useful resource for frontline workers, including those in mental health services, the Police, Department of Corrections, emergency departments, general practitioners, primary care workers and the specialist addiction treatment sector of New Zealand.
The guidelines draw on a range of similar material from Australia and the United States as well as research.
The guidelines provide practical information and potential management and treatment options that can be used in a variety of settings and contexts, including primary care.
The strategies described within this document have been provided to enhance treatment not replace existing quality treatment.