Amphetamine-type stimulant drugs: a dangerous trend?

 

Professor Hamid Ghodse discusses the history of legally available amphetamine-type drugs and the staggering rise in their use, showing how mental health professionals need to be aware of the societal trends and professional attitudes that can lead to over-prescription and its damaging effects.


 

Date published: 1 March 2008

Audio running time: 11 minutes

Credits: 0.5

 

Learning outcomes

 

By completing this module, we hope that you will gain:

 

  • a knowledge of the history of amphetamine-type drug use

 

  • an understanding of the societal and professional trends which have led to the sharp increase in the prevalence of these drugs

 

  • an awareness of the issues arising from the over-prescription of these types of drugs

 

  • a greater awareness of the responsibilities of mental health professionals in this area. 

 

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Please note: This podcast was recorded in 2008. Please be aware that some of the material covered and/or guidance may have changed.

 

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