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Evidence-Based Resource Guide Series: Treatment of Stimulant Use Disorders

Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Publication Date: Jun 15, 2020

Stimulant use is on the rise in the United States and according to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in the past year an estimated 5.1 million people aged 12 or older misused prescription stimulants; approximately 1.9 million people aged 12 or older used methamphetamine; and 5.5 million people aged 12 or older used cocaine. This guide, prepared for the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, supports health care providers, systems, and communities seeking to treat stimulant use disorders. It describes relevant research findings, examines best practices, identifies knowledge gaps and implementation challenges, and offers useful resources.

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