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This presentation will describe 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. The presentation will conclude with 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.
During this webinar you will learn how to:
- Identify three specific national patterns and trends in stimulant use.
- Recall at least three short-term and three-long term physical and psychological effects of stimulant use.
- Apply at least two specific behavioral treatment interventions and two recovery approaches that have been.
Thomas E. Freese, PhD, is the Co-Director of UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (UCLA ISAP) and Co-Director of the SAMHSA-supported Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, HHS Region 9 (PSATTC).
Beth Rutkowski, MPH, is the Director of Training of UCLA ISAP and Co-Director of the PSATTC. Dr. Freese and Ms. Rutkowski Co-Chair the ATTC Stimulant Workgroup with Jeanne Pulvermacher, MS, from the Great Lakes ATTC, HHS Region 9.