Stimulant Use Disorders: Epidemiology, Clinical Challenges, and Treatments

$10.00

This course  reviews clinical challenges presented by stimulant users and current protocols for addressing acute medical/psychiatric conditions. Evidence-based behavioral/psychosocial strategies along with pharmacotherapies currently considered promising will be covered.

Description

Methamphetamine and cocaine use rates and overdose deaths are rapidly increasing in much of the U.S. Clinical challenges presented by stimulant users and current protocols for addressing acute medical/psychiatric conditions will be reviewed in this course and evidence-based behavioral/psychosocial strategies along with pharmacotherapies currently considered promising will be covered.


How it Works

After watching a video presentation by Richard Rawson, Ph.D., you will be required to take a short quiz. Upon receiving a grade of 80% or higher, you will be directed to a course evaluation. Once you have completed the evaluation, you will be able to download a .pdf certificate to get your course credit.

Outline

  • Video Presentation
  • Exit quiz requiring a score of at least 80% to earn contact hours
  • Evaluation of the training

About the Presenter

Richard Rawson, PhD 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.

 


Contact Hours

Certificates will be issued upon completion of an online course evaluation.
No partial credit will be given.

  • 1 contact hour pending for nurses.
    CCSME Provider Unit is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by ANCC, NE-MSD or CCSME Provider Unit.
  • 1 contact hour pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.
  • 1 Category I contact hour for Psychologists are provided.
    CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
  • 1 contact hour for CHES.
    CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
  • Certificate of completion for 1 contact hour for Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, and other Professionals.

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