2 - 3PM (CT), 3 - 4PM (ET), 1 - 2PM (MT), 12 - 1PM (PT)
This presentation will provide an overview of the current knowledge on the problem of stimulant (cocaine and methamphetamine) use in the US.
The presentation will provide: 1. A review of the extent and geography of the use of cocaine and methamphetamine. 2. An articulation of the clinical syndromes produced by acute and chronic stimulant use; 3. A description of the strategies for addressing acute intoxication, withdrawal and stimulant induced psychosis; 4. A review of behavioral treatments with evidence of efficacy for the treatment of stimulant use disorders; 5. An overview of the current 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 disorders.
About the presenter:
Richard Rawson is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science, UCLA School of Medicine and a Research Professor at the University of Vermont. He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. He has conducted an extensive portfolio of research on cocaine and methamphetamine, including projects on behavioral and medication treatments, with brain imaging measures. He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group for Attorney General Janet Reno. During the past decade, he has worked with NIDA, SAMHSA, the US State Department, the World Heath Organization and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime on international substance abuse research and training projects, exporting US technology and addiction science throughout the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters and over 240 professional papers and annually conducts numerous workshops, paper presentations and training sessions.