HSABC Webinar: Methamphetamines and Psychosis
April 7, 2021, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Hailey Mawer, RN BScN
Hailey Mawer has over 10 years experience working in Harm Reduction, working with both Alberta Health Services and non-for-profit organizations. She is activist for human rights and has dedicated her nursing practice to providing Sexual Health and Harm Reduction care to vulnerable populations. She has developed LGBTQ+ policies, procedures and documents within the school systems for Central Alberta, including “A Guide to Navigating the Healthcare System for Transgender Youth.” She played a founding role in the opening and development of the first Sexual Health clinic, providing health services to Maskwacis, Treaty 6. Hailey has experience with program development, online and in-person education and training, capacity building and policy development within both Sexual Health and Supervised Consumption.
"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 go over neurotransmitters and the role they play in overamping and psychosis. Later in the presentation we will dive into what happens to the brain when an individual stops using methamphetamines. Science plays an important role in how we, as front line workers, respond to methamphetamine overamping and psychosis, understanding these body reactions will help develop a greater understanding.
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