Stimulant Webinar Series

Sponsored by the Great Lakes ATTC and Northwest ATTC.

While opioid misuse and related overdose deaths remain a pressing public health issue, use of stimulants such as cocaine and methamphetamine is a growing concern.

The CDC reports that "from 2016 to 2017, death rates involving cocaine and psycho- stimulants increased across age groups, racial/ethnic groups, county urbanization levels, and multiple states."

This three-part webinar series covered stimulant use and strategies to address and treat stimulant use disorder.


Webinar Descriptions & Recordings 

Part 1: Strategies to Address Cocaine and Methamphetamine Use

June 11, 2019

2 - 3PM (CT), 3 - 4PM (ET), 1 - 2PM (MT), 12 - 1(PT)

Part 1 of the series provided 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

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Part 2: Treating Individuals with Stimulant Use Disorder

June 18, 2019

2 - 3PM (CT), 3 - 4PM (ET), 1 - 2PM (MT), 12 - 1(PT)

Part 2 of the webinar series featured a panel of providers presenting their experiences with effective treatment strategies and evidence-based practices for working with individuals with stimulant use disorders.

  • Michelle Peavy, PhD, of Evergreen Treatment Services, will address challenges and strategies of working with individuals with comorbid opioid use and stimulant use disorders
  • Dominick DePhilippis, PhD, will present on use of contingency management with this population in the VA system
  • Regina Fox, BS, CSAC will discuss use of the Matrix Model of treatment in a community-based treatment organization

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Part 3: Evidence-based Practices in Treating Stimulant Use Disorders

August 15, 2019

2 - 3PM (CT), 3 - 4PM (ET), 1 - 2PM (MT), 12 - 1(PT)

While the first two installments of this webinar series focused on effective treatment strategies and models for addressing stimulant use disorders, this last installment featured three presenters discussing change management strategies for successfully implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs).

  • Todd Molfenter, PhD, 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, MEd, will share lessons learned from implementation efforts involving the Matrix Model of treatment.