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Stimulant Use Disorders Webinar

The Mountain Plains (Region 8) ATTC collaborated with SAMHSA Region 8 Regional Administrator, Dr. Charles Smith, to offer a webinar for members of the Region 8 Substance Use Disorder Team. This webinar, titled Stimulant Use: Current Trends, Impact on the Brain, and Implications for Treatment and Recovery, was delivered by Dr. Thomas Freese and Ms. Beth Rutkowski (Co-Directors of the Pacific Southwest ATTC) on July 30, 2020. This 90-minute webinar presentation covered the following topics:


  • Regional and national scope of stimulant use
  • Acute and chronic mental health and physical health consequences of stimulant use, including information on the impact of stimulant use on memory and cognition
  • How to implement effective behavioral treatment interventions with people who use stimulants and the necessary adaptations needed to engage and retain people in care


Click on the video below to watch the webinar recording. To access a pdf copy of the slides and a resource reference list, click the download button.




The Mountain Plains ATTC extends its gratitude to Dr. Freese and Ms. Rutkowski for conducting this webinar and to Dr. Smith for hosting the event. Please contact the Mountain Plains ATTC staff using the Contact Us section on the website if you have trouble accessing the recording and/or materials.