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The lived experiences of adult crystal methamphetamine users: A qualitative study

Return to Journal Articles Girija Dadhe, Master of Counselling and Psychology, counsellor and psychotherapist, Australian College of Applied Psychology, and Cathy Bettman, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Australian College of Applied Psychology.   Introduction Amphetamines are the most commonly used illicit drugs in Australia after cannabis (Degenhardt, Barker & Topp, 2004, as cited in Stough et al., …

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The lived experiences of adult crystal methamphetamine users: A qualitative study

Girija Dadhe, Master of Counselling and Psychology, counsellor and psychotherapist, Australian College of Applied Psychology, and Cathy Bettman, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Australian College of Applied Psychology. Abstract Crystal methamphetamine, also known as “ice” or “crystal meth,” is a potent psychostimulant drug that can cause irreversible physical and psychological damage to users (Halkitis, 2009). This qualitative …

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