Introduction to Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders

TIP #33

About the Course:

Over the past 20 years, stimulant use in the United States has risen dramatically. Consequently, clinicians, treatment program administrators, and criminal justice system officials must be prepared to addressed problems and specific needs specific to this population. Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders presents information on the nature and extent of cocaine and methamphetamine abuse, and translates findings from clinical studies into practical treatment guidelines. This course covers Chapter 1 only.

Journal/Publisher:

U.S Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

1999

Author

SAMSHA

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about treatment for stimulant use disorders. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe a brief history of cocaine use in the United States.

  2. Describe a brief history of methamphetamine in the United States.

  3. Identify the street names for methamphetamine.

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