You are visiting us from Virginia. You are located in HHS Region 3. Your Center is Central East ATTC.

Stimulant Use: Current Trends, Impact on the Brain and Body, and Implications for Treatment

May 21, 2021

Stimulant Use: Current Trends, Impact on the Brain and Body, and Implications for Treatment 

Sponsored by: 

UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs

Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center 


Thursday, June 17, 2021; 3:00pm-5:00pm PDT

**Please note dates and start/end time equivalents for the Pacific Jurisdictions: 

    American Samoa: Thursday, June 17th: 11:00am-1:00pm SST
    Palau: Friday, June 18th: 7:00am-9:00am PWT
    Guam: Friday, June 18th: 8:00am-10:00am ChST
    CNMI: Friday, June 18th: 8:00am-10:00am ChST
    FSM: Friday, June 18th: 9:00am-11:00am PONT
    RMI: Friday, June 18th: 10:00am-12:00pm MHT


Training Description: This two-hour live virtual training will provide substance use disorder treatment and recovery providers in the six U.S.-affiliated Pacific Jurisdictions with a broad overview of cocaine and methamphetamine and their impact on brain, body, and behavior. The session will begin with a description of the national scope of stimulant use. 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. Then, the presentation will shift focus to a discussion on how to implement effective behavioral treatment interventions with people who use stimulants, and the necessary adaptations needed to engage and retain people in care.   In addition, participants will be introduced to the concept of text messaging as an extension to learning and offered an opportunity to join and actively engage in a live learning extender demonstration. Research has shown that text messaging is a widely used form of communication, with 90% of people reading a text message within the first 3 minutes of receiving it (Pew Research, 2015). Thus, using text messaging as a learning extender is a reasonable form of engaging learners post-training to encourage skill adoption over a period of time. In aligning with these tenets, the PSATTC will begin incorporating learning extenders in future training events and expanding the use to the Pacific Jurisdictions.


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

1.    Identify three specific national patterns and trends in stimulant use.
2.    Recall at least three short-term and three-long term physical and psychological effects of stimulant use.
3.    Apply at least two specific behavioral treatment interventions and two recovery approaches that have been proven to be effective in treating people with a stimulant use disorder.

The training course meets the qualifications for the provision of two (2.0) continuing education credits/contact hours (CEs/CEHs).  

UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  UCLA ISAP is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs (Provider #64812). UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for two (2.0) hours of continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCS, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. UCLA ISAP is also an approved provider of continuing education for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs, and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-00-445-1121), CATCs (ACCBC/CAADE, #CP40 872 C 0822), and CAODCs (CADTP, #151). Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15455, for 2 contact hours. CE credit will be awarded at the conclusion of the training. Partial credit will not be available for those participants who arrive late or leave early. UNR CASAT is an approved provider of continuing education credit for NCACs I/II and MACs through the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC, #98165). The  training is approved by the Hawaii State Department of Health’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division for 2.0 education content hours (CSAC, CCJP, CCS, CPS, CCDP-D, and CSAPA).This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers -Hawaii Chapter NASWHI-CEP-005 for up to two (2.0) Social Work continuing education contact hour(s), zero (0) specifically in Ethics.


Training Gears
Contributing Center(s):