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Stimulant Use Disorder: Therapeutic Approaches and Considerations

This Lecture Series presentation will describe the local and national scope of stimulant use disorders including current trends in use amongst special populations (e.g., adolescents, women, criminal justice populations, racial/ethnic minorities, and LGBT individuals). The mental health and physical health consequences of stimulant use disorders will be presented including information on stimulant use and its impact on the brain and cognition. Methamphetamine use, and psychosis/ psychiatric comorbidity will also be explored. The presentation will conclude with a discussion on how to implement effective treatment interventions to people who use stimulants and the necessary adaptations needed to engage and retain special populations in care. Effective behavioral treatments for stimulant use tailored to stage of treatment will be discussed. 
A panel discussion will follow this presentation, featuring representatives from SAPC’s specialty substance use disorder (SUD) treatment provider network, with particular experience or focus on treatment of Stimulant Use Disorders. This portion of the presentation is intended to assist SUD providers in identifying and addressing real world considerations in effectively engaging patients in care, making level of care determinations for Stimulant Use Disorders and practical treatment and programmatic approaches to treatment. Additionally, panelists will share their perspectives on the growing use on varying stimulants, as well as their efforts to implement evidence-based treatment options to assist in addressing this ongoing and increasingly growing epidemic. 
Objectives: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

1)    Describe the local and national scope of stimulant use, including use among special populations (e.g., adolescents, women, criminal justice, LGBT individuals, etc.).
2)    Evaluate at least three (3) similarities and differences between the types of Stimulants including Amphetamines, Methamphetamines, and Cocaine.
3)    List at least three (3) short-term and long-term effects of Stimulant Use Disorders and common associated medical complications
4)    Utilize understanding of treatment goals to identify three (3) treatment options for Stimulant Use Disorders.

Starts: Mar. 22, 2019 10:00 am
Ends: Mar. 22, 2019 1:15 pm
Registration Deadline
March 22, 2019
Event Type
Face-to-Face Training
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