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Stimulants and their Impact on Brain and Behavior: Best Practices and Approaches for Effective Treatment and Recovery
December 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm$50
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 – 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.