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Let's Talk About Meth

Let's Talk About Meth

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  • Mon 10 Sep ’18, 6:30pm – 8:30pm


Hastings War Memorial Library, Civic Square, Warren Street, Hastings


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

The Friends of Hastings District Libraries event, Let's Talk About Meth is a timely and insightful talk by registered Psychologist Amber Logan and Dr. Joseph B. Stone.

It will include a detailed discussion on the science behind methamphetamine addiction, its effects on users and children who have been exposed through caregiver addictions, and the key issues to be addressed in treatment.

Methamphetamine is a commonly used drug that has a well-deserved reputation for destruction. It destroys the health and well-being of the user, it destroys the trust and connections with the user's family, it destroys communities and cultures. So, why is the use of Methamphetamine so prevalent? It is one of the most powerfully addictive substances ever created.

Have you ever wondered why Methamphetamine is so powerfully addictive? Understanding the effects of Methamphetamine on the user's brain holds the answer to that question. Understanding those effects is critical to understanding how to treat Methamphetamine.

Amber Logan and Dr Stone will be available to speak to privately after the presentation. Entry is by koha at the door.

About Amber Logan:
Amber Logan is a registered Psychologist (Health specialty), graduate of the University of Auckland Faculty of Medical & Health Science, a McLeod Scholar and mother of five. As a psychologist with a special interest in the relationship between mental and physical health, she has over 15 years of experience working in the individual and public health, and research.

She is currently a PhD candidate, Professional Practice Fellow with the University of Otago School of Medicine, and leader of an international working group for the development of Health Psychologists working with indigenous peoples. Amber’s work in methamphetamine use and addiction stems from her professional training, research work, and personal observation of the drug’s effects in local communities. Amber grew up at Waipatu in Hawke’s Bay and has lectured at a number of overseas Government agencies and institutions including the University of Washington and Harvard University.

About Dr Joseph B. Stone:
Joseph B. Stone is an Anmsakapi-Pikuni (Blackfeet) and Lakota tribal member living in Hawkes Bay. Formerly he was Chief of Behavioral Health at the Gallup Indian Medical Center, the USA largest Native hospital-based mental health program. Currently, Dr. Stone works at three sites in Hawkes Bay: Te Taiwhenua, the Napier Family Center, and Awina Whanau Family services and provides training internationally focused on First Person’s Behavioral Health.

He has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of addictive behaviors in adults, forensic evaluations and reports to the courts, and has received extensive post-doctoral training in child clinical psychology.

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