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CASAT Training and PSATTC Present: Stimulants in an Opiate World | May 24 & 25, 2021

CASAT Training - Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies - University of Nevada, Reno
Stimulants in an Opiate World

2-Day Live Online Webinar 
May 24 & 25, 2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 PM PST Each Day


Funding for this training was made possible, in part, by the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, HHS Region 9, cooperative agreement 1H79 TI080211-02 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. To learn more about the Pacific Southwest ATTC visit their website at


  1. Participants will understand changing trends on the use of stimulants and opiates.
  2. Participants will understand the pharmacological properties of stimulants and the effects of stimulants on the central nervous system and the brain.
  3. Participants will understand the specific treatment challenges associated with the use of opiates versus the use of stimulants.
  4. Participants will become aware of myths associated with stimulant use.
  5. Participants will identify their own biases about stimulant users.
  6. Participants will explore the impact of agency policy on client access to care.

What to Expect:

  • May 24, 2021
    • Part One
      • Trends: The Importance of Knowing About Stimulants
      • The Brain and Addiction
      • Neurobiology and Addiction
    • Part Two
      • Dancing with the Drugs: Pharmacological Effects and Withdrawal (Stimulants only)
  • May 25, 2021 
    • Part Three
      • Unique Treatment Challenges when Dealing with Uppers and Downers
      • Myths and Biases of Stimulant Users
    • Part Four
      • The Impact of Agency Policy on Access to Care
      • Potentially Conflicting Policies

Presented by: Adrienne Sutherland Renwick, LCPC, LCADC and Sandy Lowery, LCSW, LCADC

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 4*

*Please note that no partial credit will be given for partial attendance in this webinar. Participants must attend both days from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (PST) to receive credit and be issued a certificate of completion. 

Workshops are approved by the following professional associations for continuing education hours:


  • International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)
  • National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)


  • Nevada State Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Counselors
  • Nevada State Board of Nursing
  • State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists & Clinical Professional Counselors
  • State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers


Starts: May. 24, 2021 3:00 pm
Ends: May. 25, 2021 5:00 pm
Registration Deadline
May 21, 2021
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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