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This week on Well, Well, Well,  Tex & Jessie explore methamphetamine use in the community and talk about the Re-wired Therapeutic Group run at VAC. 

Methamphetamine use seen in the gay community looks different for everyone and each individual may choose to address it differently. This week, we have guests Garth Parkhill and Mark from the Alcohol & Other Drugs Services Team to discuss the concept of addiction, substance misuse and the Re-wired Therapeutic Group. 

Re-wired Therapeutic Group is aimed at helping gay and bisexual men, including trans men, to learn skills and strategies to change your methamphetamine use and better manage your mental health. We delve into more detail of how the Re-Wired Therapeutic Group is run and facilitated.

Links:

For information, support & services for the LGBTI community around alcohol & other drugs, visit:
Touchbase.org.au

If you have concerns about your alcohol & other drug use, and want more information, visit:
https://vac.org.au/lgbti-health/alcohol-and-other-drug-services-aod 

For more information about the Re-Wired program or other therapeutic groups, visit:
https://vac.org.au/lgbti-health/therapeutic-groups

Or to speak to someone to get more information and discuss your options, call and ask to speak to a duty worker:
03 9865 6700 (between 10am – 4pm)

For all individuals, friends or family members affected by alcohol or other drugs who want confidential counselling, visit Direct Line for more information:
www.directline.org.au
Call Direct Line on 1800 888 236 (anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

This show, Episode #611 originally aired Monday 19th February, 2018

– Tex & Jessie 

 

About the author: Michael

 

Michael is a Health Educator at Thorne Harbour Health (formerly the Victorian AIDS Council), working in the Sexually Adventurous Men (SAM) Project and it's Down an' Dirty campaign.

- Michael is a producer, co-host and podcast editor for Well, Well, Well @ 8pm Thursday nights on JOY discussing sex, health, and well-being in our LGBTI communities.
joy.org.au/wellwellwell

- Michael is a producer, co-host and podcast editor for Hide and Seek @ 9pm Wednesday nights on JOY discussing gay men's sex!
joy.org.au/hideandseek

Michael is also a PrEP advocate with PAN [PrEPaccessNOW], and enjoys a well made negroni.

 

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