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The ATTC Network proudly presents a core curriculum training package to provide information about central nervous system stimulants and their impact on brain, body, and behavior. View the training and related resources here.

 


 

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National Core Curriculum: Stimulants and their Impact on Brain and Behavior: Best Practices and Approaches for Effective Treatment and Recovery

 

Behavioral Therapies for Methamphetamine Use
A presentation on Behavioral Therapies for Methamphetamine Use, presented by Will M. Aklin, PhD of the National Institute on Drug Abuse Division of Therapeutics and Medical Consequences on June 27, 2017.
Developed by South Southwest ATTC

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Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and HIV: What Clinicians Need to Know
An introductory training to provide HIV clinicians (including, but not limited to physicians, dentists, nurses, and other allied medical staff, therapists and social workers, and counselors, specialists, and case managers) with a detailed overview of cocaine, methamphetamine, and HIV. View All Resources Links Here:
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Stimulants and HIV PowerPoint Presentation
Stimulants and HIV Trainer Guide
Stimulants and HIV Fact Sheet
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Video File #2 – Dopamine - Cocaine
Video File #3 – Dopamine - Methamphetamine

Developed by Pacfic Southwest ATTC

 

 

Contingency Management for Healthcare Settings
This course features separate modules for each of the three common personnel roles in healthcare organizations: decision-makers, clinical supervisors, and direct care staff. All three modules include an introduction to (CM) describing its core elements, scientifically-supported systems, and how it can be used in healthcare settings to have a positive impact on clients. Each module also offers unique content on how each role can successfully integrate CM into their program. Organizations can use this training as a bridge to more intensive technical assistance.

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ORN Community Collaboration Series
Courses in this section are intended for everyone; those already working in prevention, treatment and recovery, legislators and policymakers, law enforcement, tribal leaders, faith-leaders and the faith-based community, family members, healthcare providers, health departments, educators, social workers, and community-based organizations.


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Addressing Stigma and Substance Use Disorders
Courses that cover introductory topics in the Substance Use Disorder field.

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Contingency Management for Healthcare Settings
This online course, developed by the Northwest ATTC, features separate modules for each of the three common personnel roles in healthcare organizations: decision-makers, clinical supervisors, and direct care staff. Organizations can use this training as a bridge to more intensive technical assistance. All three modules include an introduction to contingency management (CM) describing:

  • its core elements,
  • 3 scientifically-supported systems,
  • how it can be used in healthcare settings to have a positive impact on clients.

Each module also offers unique content on how each role can successfully integrate CM into their program.
CEU Available! 1.0 Decision Makers, 2.5 Clinical Supervisors, 2.0 Direct Care Staff
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Substance Use Treatment Perceptions and Experiences Among Men Who Have Sex with Men Who Use Crystal Methamphetamine Webinar
Crystal methamphetamine use is growing increasingly common among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the northeastern U.S. and is an important public health concern. This webinar, presented by Adam Viera, PhD student (Yale University), shares preliminary themes emerging from a qualitative study of MSM who use crystal methamphetamine. These themes present important lessons for treatment organizations looking to address crystal meth use among MSM. This webinar is offered by the Northwest ATTC.

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Women and Stimulant Use Project ECHO Series
This series, hosted by the Mountain Plains ATTC, utilized a Project ECHO format to provide case-based learning and consultation for substance use and other health care providers working with women who use stimulants. Each 90-minute session included a brief didactic presentation and an interactive discussion on two de-identified client cases.

View Project Page to download slides and didactic recordings.

 

Stimulant Use Disorder Webinar Series Part 1: Strategies to Address Methamphetamine and Cocaine
The first presentation in a three-part webinar series offered by the Great Lakes ATTC and the Northwest ATTC. Part 1 of the series provides an overview of stimulant (cocaine and methamphetamine) use in the U.S. Presenter Rick Rawson, PhD will discuss:              

  • The extent and geography of stimulant use
  • Clinical syndromes produced by acute and chronic stimulant use
  • Strategies for addressing acute intoxication, withdrawal, and stimulant-induced psychosis
  • Effective behavioral treatments for stimulant use disorders
  • The status of pharmacotherapy research on treatments for stimulant use disorders
  • A discussion of vulnerable populations, including the problem of stimulant use by individuals in medication treatment for opioid use disorder.

Developed by Rick Rawson, Ph.D. and Great Lakes ATTC

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Stimulant Use Disorder Webinar Series Part 1: Strategies to Address Methamphetamine and Cocaine PowerPoint Slides
Three-part webinar series offered by the Great Lakes ATTC and the Northwest ATTC.
Part 1 of the series provides an overview of stimulant (cocaine and methamphetamine) use in the U.S. Presenter Rick Rawson, PhD will discuss:

  • The extent and geography of stimulant use
  • Clinical syndromes produced by acute and chronic stimulant use
  • Strategies for addressing acute intoxication, withdrawal, and stimulant-induced psychosis
  • Effective behavioral treatments for stimulant use disorders
  • The status of pharmacotherapy research on treatments for stimulant use disorders
  • A discussion of vulnerable populations, including the problem of stimulant use by individuals in medication treatment for opioid use disorder

Developed by Northwest ATTC

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Stimulant Use Disorder Webinar Series Part 2: Provider Perspectives on Effective Strategies for Treating Individuals with Stimulant Use Disorders
The second presentation in a three-part webinar series offered by the Great Lakes ATTC and the Northwest ATTC. This second installment of the Great Lakes ATTC/Northwest ATTC Stimulant Use Disorder webinar series will feature a panel of providers presenting their experiences with effective treatment strategies and evidence-based practices for working with individuals with stimulant use disorders. Presenters include:

  • Michelle Peavy, PhD, of Evergreen Treatment Services in Seattle, WA, will address challenges and strategies of working with individuals with comorbid opioid use and stimulant use disorders.
  • Dominick DePhilippis, PhD, of the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, will present on use of contingency management with this population in the VA system.
  • Regina Fox, BS, CSAC, from North Lakes Community Clinic in Ashland, WI, will discuss use of the Matrix Model of treatment in a community-based treatment organization.

Developed by Great Lakes ATTC and Northwest ATTC

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Stimulant Use Disorder Webinar Series Part 2: PowerPoint Slides
The second installment of Great Lakes/Northwest ATTC webinar series features a panel of providers presenting their experiences with effective treatment strategies and evidence-based practices for working with individuals with stimulant use disorders.

  • Section 1: Treating Individuals with Stimulant and Opioid Use Disorders – Evergreen Treatment Center in Seattle, WA. K. Michelle Peavy, Ph.D., of Evergreen Treatment Services addresses challenges and strategies of working with individuals with comorbid opioid use and stimulant use disorders.
  • Section 2: Implementing Contingency Management: Lessons Learned from VA’s National Implementation Initiative. Dominick DePhilippis, Ph.D., presents on use of contingency management in the VA system.
  • Section 3: Using the MATRIX Model to treat stimulant disorders in a FQHC setting. Regina Fox, LSW, CSAC, will discuss use of the Matrix Model of treatment in a community-based treatment organization.

Developed by Great Lakes ATTC and Northwest ATTC

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Stimulant Use Disorder Webinar Series Part 3: Implementing EBPs to address Stimulant Use Disorders
During this last installment of the webinar series three presenters will discuss change management strategies for successfully implementing these evidence-based practices.The first two installments of the series focused on effective treatment strategies and models for addressing stimulant use disorders. During this webinar, three presenters will discuss change management strategies for successfully implementing these evidence-based practices. Todd Molfenter, Ph.D. will provide an overview on how implementation science informs successful uptake of EBPs. Bryan Hartzler, PhD. will present tips for community-based implementation of contingency management. Denna Vandersloot, M.Ed will share lessons learned from implementation efforts involving the Matrix Model of treatment.
Developed by Great Lakes ATTC

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Stimulant Use Disorder Webinar Series Part 3: PowerPoint Slides
During this last installment of the webinar series three presenters will discuss change management strategies for successfully implementing these evidence-based practices.

  • Todd Molfenter, Ph.D., provides an overview on how implementation science informs successful uptake of EBPs.
  • Bryan Hartzler, PhD., presents tips for community-based implementation of contingency management.
  • Denna Vandersloot, M.Ed, shares lessons learned from implementation efforts involving the Matrix Model of treatment.

Developed by Great Lakes ATTC

Link to resource in products database: Download Slides: Community-based Implementation of Contingency Management | Download Slides: Implementing the Matrix Model | Download Slides: Effective Treatment Strategies and Models for Addressing Stimulant Use Disorders: An Implementation Science Perspective

 

Stimulant Resources
This document entitled “Stimulant Resources” provides a list of resources for SUD providers including facts and statistics, resources for teens, online trainings and recorded webinars, and recent data specific to stimulant use disorders.
Developed by Mountain Plains ATTC

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Stimulant Use Disorders Webinar
This document entitled “Stimulant Resources” provides a list of resources for SUD providers including facts and statistics, resources for teens, online trainings and recorded webinars, and recent data specific to stimulant use disorders.
Developed by Mountain Plains ATTC

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Strategies to Address Cocaine and Methamphetamine Use
This webinar, presented by Richard Rawson, PhD, of UCLA and University of Vermont, provided an overview of the current knowledge on the problem of stimulant (cocaine and methamphetamine) use in the U.S., including a review of the extent and geography of use, the clinical syndromes provided by acute and chronic use, a review of behavioral treatments with evidence of efficacy for the treatment of stimulant use disorders, and an overview of the current status of pharmacotherapy research on treatments for stimulant use disorders. The webinar is part 1 of a 3-part series on stimulants sponsored by the Northwest and Great Lakes ATTCs.
Developed by Great Lakes ATTC

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Pacific Behavioral Health Collaborating Council (PBHCC) IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC)
Developed by the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center and UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs The IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) Academy curriculum is a weeklong training designed to prepare individuals based in the six U.S.-affiliated Pacific Jurisdictions to successfully pass the IC&RC ADC certification exam. The duration of the ADC Academy is forty hours of content spread across five full days of training. Funding for the development of the ADC Academy was provided by the Pacific Behavioral Health Collaborating Council (PBHCC). The curriculum is broken into five modules/days.
Developed by Pacific Southwest ATTC

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Healthy Steps to Freedom Introductory
This webinar will address core issues that are unique to female SUD treatment clients in comparison to their male counterparts regarding weight and energy as a driving mechanism to use, triggers for relapse, trends in drug use for women and the complexity of health-related complications and psychosocial needs, prescription medication and over-the-counter drug manipulation. Finally, gender-responsive approaches to augment and enhance existing treatment services will be discussed. This webinar is based on the Healthy Steps to Freedom program.
Presented by Anne R. Lindsay, Ph.D. and Collaborating with Mountain Plains ATTC

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Strategies to Address Cocaine and Methamphetamine Use
This webinar, presented by Richard Rawson, PhD, of UCLA and University of Vermont, provided an overview of the current knowledge on the problem of stimulant (cocaine and methamphetamine) use in the U.S., including a review of the extent and geography of use, the clinical syndromes provided by acute and chronic use, a review of behavioral treatments with evidence of efficacy for the treatment of stimulant use disorders, and an overview of the current status of pharmacotherapy research on treatments for stimulant use disorders. The webinar is part 1 of a 3-part series on stimulants sponsored by the Northwest and Great Lakes ATTCs.

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Methamphetamine Use Disorder: Getting Up to Speed on Trends and Treatments
In this webinar in February 2020, Dr. Robrina Walker, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, described trends in the use of methamphetamine, presented about evidence-based treatments for methamphetamine use disorder, and summarized current research investigating new treatments for methamphetamine use disorder. This event was co-sponsored by the Western States Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network.
Presented by Dr. Robrina Walker / Developed by Northwest ATTC

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Methamphetamine Use Trends and Consequences in the Northwestern U.S.
Developed by Northwest ATTC, Methamphetamine use is increasing in the wake of the opioid crisis, particularly in the Western United States. This webinar, presented by Sara Glick, PhD, of the University of Washington School of Medicine, describes current trends across our four-state region (WA, OR, ID, AK), including methamphetamine use among people who inject drugs, health consequences like recent HIV outbreaks, non-fatal and fatal overdose, and treatment interest and options. Sara Glick is a Research Assistant Professor at the UW School of Medicine.
Developed by Northwest ATTC

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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention Among People Who Use Substances (Webinar)
A webinar, presented by Joanne Stekler, MD, MPH, and Vanessa McMahan, MS, PhDc, that defined pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV and summarized the evidence of PrEP’s safety and efficacy for preventing HIV infection, focusing on populations who use substances. It also described research aimed at increasing access and adherence to PrEP among individuals who use methamphetamine in Seattle, Washington.
Developed by Northwest ATTC

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2018 Recovery Month Community Bulletin
Created by Mid-America ATTC, the double-sided sheet provides information on what recovery means, what you can do to help persons with substance use disorders, and information about the current opioid crisis. Although the document was initially designed for the faith community, it is appropriate as an educational flyer for much broader audiences, including community health centers, treatment agencies, social service agencies, and other groups.
Developed by Mid-America ATTC

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MSM, Methamphetamines & HIV
Crystal methamphetamine use has increased among MSM of Color in New York City in the past few years. This webinar will introduce participants to crystal methamphetamine use among MSM. This webinar will introduce participants to crystal methamphetamine use among MSM. It will describe crystal meth, reasons why MSM of Color are using it, the effect of crystal meth on HIV, routes of administration, pharmacology, and treatment options.
Developed by Northeast & Caribbean ATTC

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Talking to Change Podcast
Talking To Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, hosted by Glenn Hinds and Sebastian Kaplan, is a series of conversations exploring Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its influence on supporting individuals and groups as they make positive health and lifestyle changes. Guests from across the world discuss their special interest in the research, practice and learning of MI along with its place across health, social care, education and criminal justice.
Developed by Northwest ATTC

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Adolescent Conference 2017 - CBT for Adolescent Substance Use
This skills building workshop introduced CBT for adolescent substance use. Presented by Sara Becker, PhD.
Developed by New England ATTC

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Implementing Contingency Management: The Case for Customizing to Your Setting Needs
In this webinar, Northwest ATTC Director Dr. Bryan Hartzler offered an orientation to therapeutic principles and practices of contingency management. He also provided a case example of its successful, customized dissemination to an opioid treatment program, as well as tips and resources for its implementation by community health organizations. The webinar also highlights an online training developed by the Northwest ATTC, Contingency Management for Healthcare Organizations.
Developed by Northwest ATTC

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Contingency Management Principles
This workshop will review the application of CM to promote positive behavior change in substance use disorder treatment settings.  Attendees will learn how to design and implement an effective CM program. Specifically, 1) the theoretical underpinnings and supporting empirical literature, 2) different types of CM programs (i.e., voucher, prize), 3) effective design features, 4) most common deviations from evidence-based protocols and how to avoid them, 5) common barriers, 6) how to calculate costs of delivering CM incentives themselves and 7) strategies for designing your own protocol.
Developed by New England ATTC

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Digital Health Services to Address Addiction in Families and Patients: Allies in Recovery
This webinar introduced participants to Allies in Recovery, a digital health tool to address addiction in families. Allies in Recovery teaches "allies" (family members, e.g.) the Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) method, which brings multiple solutions to the complex problem of addiction. This resource is free for families and individuals during the COVID-19 crisis. Presented by Dominique Simon-Levine, PhD.
Developed by Northwest ATTC

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Adolescent Conference 2015 - Using Contingency Management with Adolescents
The purpose of this conference handout is to describe how to monitor substance use in adolescents.

 


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Drug Use Patterns and Trends 2018
A report to present highlights on 2018 drug use patterns and trends in Texas. The findings describe that Methamphetamine is the #1 drug threat ranked by the Dallas, El Paso, and Houston Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) field divisions. Indicators of drug use (poison control calls, treatment admissions, deaths, and toxicology reports on substances seized and identified) all show methamphetamine is a larger problem than heroin. Methamphetamine continues to be made using phenyl-2-propanone, not cold medicines, and major drug seizures of large quantities imported from Mexico are more commonly reported.

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Naltrexone + buproprion potentially effective for methamphetamine disorder
This study, CTN-0054, “Accelerated Development of Additive Pharmacotherapy Treatment (ADAPT) for Methamphetamine Use Disorder,” was the first investigation of the combination of extended-release bupropion and long-acting injectable naltrexone as a potential pharmacotherapy for methamphetamine use disorder utilizing a video-based strategy to improve and monitor medication adherence.

 

CTN Research Brief: Web-based interventions for SUD: Effective for Stimulants, Promising for Alcohol & Marijuana, Not Helpful for Opioids
The National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network study, “Web-Delivery of Evidence-Based, Psychosocial Treatment for Substance Use Disorders” (CTN-0044) examined the effectiveness of a web-based behavioral treatment intervention called the Therapeutic Education System (TES) as an adjunct to treatment-as-usual (TAU) for substance use disorders (SUD).

 

Re-emergence of Cocaine and Methamphetamine Use in the 21st Century
The current opioid crisis is arguably the most deadly public health epidemic since the 1918, influenza pandemic in the US. However, as historians and epidemiologists, including the late David Musto from Yale and Jim Hall from Nova University in Miami have noted, specific categories of drug problems in the US tend to cycle over time and there are signs a new cycle is on the horizon. There is clear evidence that we are seeing the rise of, or the continuing serious levels of, psycho-stimulant (cocaine and methamphetamine) use.

 

Motivational Incentives-A Proven Approach to Treatment
Motivational Incentives-A Proven Approach to Treatment is a collection of products which offer tools needed to learn about and use Motivational Incentives. Also, referred to as Contingency Management, Motivational Incentives has been subject to decades of research in the addiction treatment field; beginning in the 1960s. This collection of products assists organizations along a continuum from raising awareness about Motivational Incentives through dissemination and implementation activities.

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Girls and Substance Use: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
Girls' abuse of substances has been increasing. Among youth ages 12-17, girls' non-medical use of prescription painkillers, alcohol, methamphetamine, and most other illicit drugs matches or exceeds that of boys. The purpose of this webinar is to discuss current trends in adolescent girls' substance use as well as effective strategies for intervention, treatment, and support for girls to age 18. Developed by Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP), for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) under contract number 283-07-3807.

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Motivational Incentives: Positive Reinforcers to Enhance Successful Treatment Outcomes
The purpose of this is 5-hour, self-paced course, designed to assist clinical supervisors in designing and customizing a Motivational Incentives program within the context of their community-based treatment organization. Developed by the NIDA/SAMHSA MI: PRESTO Blending Team.

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SAMHSA Methamphetamine Resources