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Stimulants and their Impact on Brain and Behavior: Best Practices and Approaches for Effective Treatment and Recovery (Virtual, University of San Diego)

Description: This 3-hour live virtual training will provide participants with introductory level instruction on stimulant use disorders. The training is intended for any clinicians and administrators who provide care to people who use central nervous system stimulants. The training will be divided into three sections. Part 1 will focus on Stimulants ā€“ What are they and who uses them?; Part 2 will focus on the Impact of Stimulant Use on the Brain and Body; and Part 3 will focus on Effective Treatment Approaches and Recovery Supports. Specific topics will include: (1) the scope of stimulant use in the United States and beyond; (2) stimulants and the brain and their impact on cognition; (3) acute and chronic physical and psychological effects of cocaine and methamphetamine; and (4) effective evidence-based behavioral treatments and recovery approaches for people with a stimulant use disorder.

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:


  1. Identify three (3) specific national patterns and trends in stimulant use.
  2. Recall the three (3) manufacturing processes for methamphetamine.
  3. Specify at least three (3) key differences between cocaine and methamphetamine.
  4. Specify two (2) examples of the cognitive impact associated with stimulant use.
  5. Recall three (3) ways stimulants physically impact the body.
  6. Identify at least two (2) factors that increase the risk of violence among people who use stimulants.
  7. Apply at least two (2) specific behavioral treatment interventions and two recovery approaches that have been proven effective in treating people with a stimulant use disorder.
  8. Specify at least two (2) ways that physical exercise affects stimulant use.
  9. Recall two (2) definitions of recovery.
Starts: Nov. 16, 2021 9:00 am
Ends: Nov. 16, 2021 12:15 pm
Registration Deadline
November 8, 2021
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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