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NCCRED Webinars

Methamphetamine: working with families and friends

Families and friends have long been viewed as agents of change for people with substance use issues. But they also experience their own impacts, including to their physical and psychological health. There is growing recognition of the need to incorporate family and friends into treatment and to provide support to them in their own right. This webinar explores the latest evidence on working with families and friends, and suggests how the AOD sector can better support them. The webinar includes a lived experience perspective from Bob & Carol, the parents of a daughter who uses methamphetamine.

Presenter: Clare Rushton (University of Wollongong and NSW Health)


  • Belinda Volkov (Sydney Drug Education & Counselling Centre)
  • Elizabeth Stubbs (Sand Palm Consulting)
  • Dr Peter Kelly (University of Wollongong)

We have compiled a list of resources on this topic for download as a PDF:

Australian preparedness for nitazenes

27 March 2024

We were joined for this webinar by two international guest speakers, Prof Eamon Keenan and Nicki Killeen from HSE Ireland. They discussed a cluster of overdoses that occurred in Ireland in late 2023 after an influx of nitazenes on the drug market. They will share their learnings from this period with a view to informing Australian preparedness for this emerging harm.

International guest speakers, from HSE Ireland:

  • Prof Eamon Keenan (National Clinical Lead, Addiction Services)
  • Nicki Killeen (Emerging Drug Trends Project Manager)

Panellists: A/Prof Shalini Arunogiri (Turning Point, MARC), Molly Howes (AIVL) and Dr Thanjira Jiranantakan (NSW Health).