Practical Application of Treatment Strategies for Stimulant Use Disorders

Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders TIP #33

About the Course:

Practical Application of Treatment Strategies focuses on how to use information to improve treatment efforts with stimulant users. This chapter describes the key components of the stimulant use disorders in chronological order as they typically unfold to provide clinicians delivering treatment with a clinical roadmap. This course covers Chapter 4 only.



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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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 the practical application of treatment strategies for stimulant use disorders. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the treatment needs of cocaine users verses methamphetamine users.

  2. Explain what type of staff behaviors will enhance treatment engagement.

  3. Describe the strategies for initiating treatment and maintaining abstinence.

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