Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders

About the Course:

Comprehensive, research-based review of the treatment of stimulant use disorders. Details the neurobehavioral and medical aspects of stimulant use. Outlines various approaches to treatment and practical application of treatment strategies, including client worksheets. Covers treatment issues for special groups and settings.

Author

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

About the Author:

Published as part of the Treatment Improvement Protocol series by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. 1999, 125 pages of text.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other human services and behavioral health professionals who seek knowledge about the treatment of stimulant use disorders. It is appropriate for participants with intermediate to advanced levels of knowledge about the topic.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe practical applications of treatment strategies for stimulant use.

  2. Learn about physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms of stimulant use and dependence.

  3. Understand the neurobehavioral and medical implications of stimulant use and dependence.

  4. Identify specific treatment approaches for stimulant abuse and dependence.

  5. Increase knowledge of the differences and similarities between cocaine and methamphetamine abuse and dependence.

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