12 p.m. to 1 p.m. | October 16, 2019 | 1 CME or 1 Contact Hour
Methamphetamine and cocaine use rates and overdose deaths are rapidly increasing in much of the U.S. Dr. Rawson will review the clinical challenges presented by stimulant users and current protocols for addressing acute medical/psychiatric conditions. Evidence-based behavioral/psychosocial strategies are presented, along with pharmacotherapies currently considered promising.
About the Presenter
Richard Rawson, Ph.D Dr. Rawson is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science, UCLA School of Medicine and a Research Professor at the University of Vermont. He received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1970. He has conducted an extensive portfolio of research on methamphetamine, including projects on behavioral and medication treatments, with brain imaging measures. He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group for Attorney General Janet Reno. During the past decade, he has worked with NIDA, SAMHSA, the US State Department, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime on international substance abuse research and training projects, exporting US technology and addiction science throughout the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters and over 240 professional papers and annually conducts numerous workshops, paper presentations and training sessions.