Women’s experiences of methamphetamine treatment

March 2024

In Australia, women have been shown to be as likely as men to use methamphetamine weekly. But women make up less than a third of people who access treatment for methamphetamine use disorder. A new video abstract from NCCRED explores the different ways in which women experience methamphetamine consumption and treatment.

The video abstract explores some of the major barriers to treatment for women, and identifies strategies to break down these barriers. The video abstract is based on research published in BMC Health Services Research, in which 11 women were interviewed, recruited from an inner-city hospital in Sydney.

NCCRED (the National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs) is made up of a consortium of the NCETA, NDARC and NDRI as well as St Vincent’s Health Australia.

Watch the video abstract: Exploring barriers to treatment-seeking with women who use methamphetamine (youtube.com)