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Stimulants and their Impact on Brain and Behavior: Part 1 Stimulants: What Are They and Who Uses Them?

12:00pm - March 9, 2021 thru 1:30pm - March 9, 2021 | Timezone: US/Mountain
Mountain Plains ATTC
Registration Deadline: March 9, 2021
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According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, almost 10% of people aged 12 or older in Region 8 (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming) had a substance use disorder in the past year, which is higher than the national average. In addition, data from this survey show that 403,000 people in the Region had an illicit drug use disorder, with stimulants, opioids, and cannabis named as three of the major illicit drugs used. Certainly, stimulant use (especially methamphetamine) rates are increasing nationally as well as in Region 8. A recent study by Jones, Compton, and Mustaquim (2020) found that 1.6 million adults (over 18) reported past-year use of methamphetamine; over a quarter reported using methamphetamine on more than 200 days; over half had a methamphetamine use disorder; and over 1/5 had injected methamphetamine. In response to these stimulant use trends, representatives from the regional Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTCs), led by the ATTC Network Coordinating Office, created a day-long curriculum titled <i> Stimulants and their Impact on Brain and Behavior: Best Practices and Approaches for Effective Treatment and Recovery. </i> Due to the Public Health Emergency (PHE), this day-long curriculum was re-packaged into a three-part webinar series by the ATTC Stimulant Workgroup. The MPATTC is pleased to sponsor the following events:

 

  • Part 1: Stimulants: What Are They and Who Uses Them?, March 9, 2021
  • Part 2: Impact of Stimulant Use on the Brain and Body, March 16, 2021
  • Part 3: Effective Treatment Approaches and Recovery Supports, March 23, 2021

 

All three webinars will be offered at 12:00 pm Mountain and 1:00pm Central for 1.5 hours. Participants can attend one, two, or all three webinars. CEUs will be provided for each webinar and certificates indicating attendance will be sent out after the last webinar.