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Beyond the tip of the iceberg: A practitioners' guide to ice

By Nicole Lee, Linda Jenner, Paula Ross  

  • Did you know that ‘speed’ and ‘ice’ are the same drug, just differing in potency and purity?
  • Did you know that use of these drugs has been DECREASING for the past 20 years but harms have been increasing?
  • Did you know that methamphetamine’s powerful action in the brain makes it particularly hard to reduce or stop once dependent.

This guide explains the mysteries of methamphetamine use and treatment what you can do in any setting to reduce harms and improve outcomes.

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Drug use in Australian society 2nd Edtion

Edited by Alison Ritter, Nicole Lee & Trevor King

Drug Use in Australian Society 2nd Edition brings together all the relevant concepts, theories and practices you need to understand alcohol and other drug use in Australian society. From the history of drug use in Australian, theoretical perspectives and public policy responses, it’s everything you need to know to get started in the sector. It also has a focus on drug policy in action by exploring responses to prevention, treatment, legal issues, regulation and policing.

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Perspectives on amphetamine type stimulants

Edited by Steve Allsop and Nicole Lee

All you ever needed to know about what’s behind methamphetamine and other amphetamine type stimulants is in this comprehensive text by the world’s leaders in methamphetamine. There’s some great commentary from consumers, parents, police, and frontline emergency- and health-service staff, and some insightful case studies throughout.

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Videos Meth Inside Out

This excellent video series developed with the support of some of the world’s leaders in methamphetamine treatment. The three DVD set goes through use, effects, the brain science behind meth use and dependence, and recovery. These videos are no longer in production, and we only have a few copies left so get in quickly before they run out forever!

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Alcohol and Drugs in the Workplace: A Guide for Organisations 2017

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS RESOURCE IS BEING UPDATED AND IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE.

The biggest mistake organisations make with alcohol and drug policy is focusing too much on drug testing. Find out from Australia’s experts why testing is not enough.

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Alcohol and Other Drugs - What Works?

What works is our series of free reports summarising the research about what works in responses to alcohol and other drugs. They cover a range of settings from specialist alcohol and other drug treatment to the justice system and the general community.

What works: Testing drugs for harm reduction

What works: Alcohol and other drug interventions in prisons (2nd edition)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exploring the place of alcohol and other drug services in the mental health system

Our 2020 report Exploring the place of alcohol and other drug services in the mental health system is part of 360Edge’s ongoing work supporting health service improvement and a well-trained and responsive workforce

We were invited by the National Mental Health Commission to explore examine the issue of how to improve responses to people with alcohol and other drug and mental health issues as part of the Vision2020 process.

We interviewed key experts, reviewed the international literature and looked at successful programs that address both issues.

We found that integration of the two service systems is NOT the answer. The evidence is that typically in jurisdictions where this has happened, the alcohol and other drug sector has suffered financially and have lost specialist expertise. The key stakeholders were overwhelmingly in favour of maintaining alcohol and other drugs as a stand alone sector, focusing on improving responses to co-occurring disorders within each sector and coordinated care.

The Victorian Royal Commission into the Mental Health Sector in 2021 came to the same conclusion: Mental Health services need to focus on improving their responses to people with alcohol and other drug problems in their services and work more effectively with the alcohol and other drug sector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evaluation of the National Ice Action Strategy

In 2020, 360Edge were invited by the Australian Government Department Health to undertake an evaluation of the $451 million evaluation of the National Ice Action Strategy, designed to reduce harms from the drug ice. There were 31 programs funded under the Strategy right across Australia.

We worked with an expert advisory group to develop a detailed framework and then undertake the evaluation.

We held more than 60 focus groups from right across health, justice and education.

We analysed data on outputs and outcomes collected by the funded programs.,  focusing on impact and quality.

Our 200 page report details the evaluation outcomes of all 31 programs. Our findings highlighted the importance of proactive evaluation of programs to ensure their effectiveness and responsiveness.

In 2021 we are embarking on the mid point review of the National Drug Strategy.

Read the NIAS Evaluation report here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Improving Employment Outcomes For People With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Leaving the Justice System

Everyone deserves a high quality of life, with meaningful employment a key pillar of overall wellbeing.

People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) are at particular risk of underemployment. In addition, the risk of contact with the justice system is approximately 30 times greater for a person with FASD compared to a person without FASD.

360Edge in partnership with Patches Australia, the University of Western Australia (School of Psychological Science),  APM and Real Drug Talk, and with funding from the Commonwealth Department of Health, have produced an online educational Resource to improve employment outcomes for this vulnerable client group.

This resource provides tips, tools and strategies that can assist employment professionals, employers and those within the justice workforce, to effectively support people with FASD as they transition out of the justice system into meaningful employment.