Methamphetamine Resources for Primary Care Providers

The resources below are designed to advance practice change and/or support your primary care team in providing care for patients with methamphetamine concerns.

Methamphetamine Client Transitions to Primary Care Pathways

A series of pathways to support methamphetamine clients through various phases in the recovery process, covering both clients with and without a primary care provider. All three pathways include tools, resources and links to help with the transition.

View the Pathways

These pathways are hosted on the ConnectMD website and were developed by multidisciplinary teams with representatives from primary care, hospitals, and detoxification/recovery centres.

eLearning Course — Caring for Clients with Methamphetamine Concerns

The Methamphetamine Clients Transitions to Primary Care project has developed a 45-minute eLearning course — Caring for Clients with Methamphetamine Concerns. It provides a foundational education on methamphetamine use and treatment for primary care and hospital-based providers. The course is designed to help providers feel more comfortable talking about methamphetamine use with clients and providing them with the care and treatment they need.

The course aims to help participants:

  • Recognize that primary care and hospital-based healthcare providers play an important role in supporting clients with methamphetamine concerns
  • Identify what methamphetamine is and list its short- and long-term effects on the brain and body
  • Recognize the impact of methamphetamine use on mental health
  • Identify treatment options for clients with methamphetamine concerns in various stages of their use

Access the course
The course is available to any health care provider, clients and the public on the Primary Health Care Learning Portal and to Alberta Health Services providers on My Learning Link. It includes an optional quiz that can be completed to earn a certificate which can be submitted for 0.75 self-learning MainPro+ credits.

For more information about the course or the project, please contact methpathways@ewpcn.com.

Audience: Physicians, clinic teams, and quality improvement facilitators in primary care
Created by: The project is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Supporting Pathways to Care for People Who Use Drugs fund. It is led by the Edmonton Zone Primary Care Networks, Alberta Health Services, the George Spady Society, Poundmaker’s Lodge Treatment Centre, Covenant Health and Alberta Medical Association.