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Open to Patient partners in Vancouver Coastal Health communities
The Vancouver Coastal Health Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Readmissions Working Group is creating a 3-6 month action plan for developing treatment of concurrent disorders involving crystal meth use in Vancouver, to reduce 30-day hospital MHSU readmissions. They’re looking for family members or supporters of people who have used or are using crystal meth habitually to join the group.
- Crystal meth use is a primary contributor to repeated hospital admissions
- Several services offer treatment of crystal meth use in Vancouver, but these treatment options are not well known by service providers or the public
- Treatment options and pathways are not coordinated between service providers
- There may be opportunities to address unmet needs with evidence-based treatment
SCOPE: Treatment of crystal meth use with concurrent mental health issues; broader treatment and prevention of stimulant use is out of scope.
REQUIRED RESULTS: a) A protocol shared between MHSU services in St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver Acute and Vancouver Community to identify crystal meth treatment candidates in hospital, and facilitate the best possible connection to treatment service(s); b) recommendations for new or modified treatment options in Vancouver that can be implemented within a 6-month timeline
The committee has engaged with patients and are hoping to also hear from family members/supporters. If you have experience as a family member/supporter of someone who have used or are using crystal meth habitually
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Thank you!