Science Series Special: Stimulant Use – Current Trends, Impact on the Brain, and Implications for Treatment and Recovery
The New England ATTC (HHS Region 1) and the Pacific Southwest ATTC (HHS Region 9) are collaborating to offer a keynote address for the Northeast node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) entitled “Stimulant Use – Current Trends, Impact on the Brain, and Implications for Treatment and Recovery” on December 10 from 12:00 - 1:30pm EST. Pacific Southwest ATTC Co-Directors Thomas Freese and Beth Rukowski will lead this keynote, which will describe stimulant use trends both locally in the New England region and nationally. The acute and chronic mental health and physical health consequences of stimulant use will be presented, including information on the impact of stimulant use on memory and cognition. The presentation will conclude with a discussion on how to implement effective behavioral treatment interventions with people who use stimulants, as well as a brief overview of the National ATTC curriculum on stimulants that can be accessed via New England ATTC trainers.