Conference Stream: Intersections
Presenter: James Dale
Presentation Title: Breaking the ICE- A multi-modal approach to the effective treatment of methamphetamine use for gay men.
Program schedule: Friday 14 August 2015 at 14:40
Duration: 15 mins
This presentation will explore the complex methamphetamine journey for gay men and the unique vulnerabilities and impact gay men face when dealing with methamphetamine abuse and dependence. The aims of this presentation are to assist health professionals in understanding the vulnerabilities of the client, focusing on the application and theory of utilising more than one treatment approach. It also aims to assist health professionals to better understand the driving factors of methamphetamine use for gay men, how these inform treatment planning and looks at ways of de-stigmatising and minimising harms associated with the “Chem-sex”.