HSABC Webinar: Methamphetamines and the Brain
June 21, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
"Methamphetamines and the Brain" is a webinar designed with a harm reduction lens to help individuals understand the physiological effects of methamphetamines. This webinar will help identify how understanding these physiological effects play a crucial role in individual practice. This webinar will discuss neurotransmitters and their function in over amping and psychosis. Later in the presentation, we will dive into what happens to the brain when an individual stops using methamphetamines. Science plays a vital role in how we, as front-line workers, respond to methamphetamine over amping and psychosis; understanding these body reactions will help develop a greater understanding.
Instructor/s Bio/s: Hailey Mawer RN
Hailey Mawer is a Registered Nurse and Owner/ Co-Founder of Westside Harm Reduction; she has been an activist for the human rights and public health of people who use drugs for over a decade. Hailey has a passion for evidence-based care and dismantling problematic policies, practices and structural stigma through; education, program development and consulting with organizations in developing and implementing harm reduction frameworks, policies and quality improvement initiatives. She provides both in-person and virtual learning opportunities across both Alberta and B.C. As a clinician, educator, consultant, and advocate with a passion for reducing social and institutional inequities, she aims to bridge gaps in knowledge related to sex, drugs, and harm reduction through the provision of culturally safe and evidence-based services.