Methamphetamine Research: Collection I (NIDA Notes)

Article 1: Low-Cost Incentives Improve Outcomes in Stimulant Abuse Treatment; Article 2: Methamphetamine Evokes and Subverts Brain Protective Responses

About the Course:

This course is based on two NIDA Notes articles. NIDA Notes is a large collection of brief relevant articles focusing on current drug abuse treatment evidence.

Low-Cost Incentive Outcomes in Stimulant Abuse Treatment explains how in community-based treatment programs, inexpensive incentives improve outcomes in stimulant abuse treatment.

Methamphetamine Evokes and Subverts Brain Protective Responses shows how two new studies appear to highlight the role of glilal cells – the nervous system’s equivalents to the body’s immune cells – in methamphetamine abuse.

Both Articles contained in one PDF.

Journal/Publisher:

NIDA

Publication Date:

October 2006 and July 2006

Authors

Lori Whitten; Patrick Zickler

About the Authors:

Lori Whitten is a NIDA Notes staff writer.

Patrick Zickler is a NIDA Notes contributing writer.

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 how low-cost incentives can improve outcomes in stimulant abuse treatment and how methamphetamine evokes and subverts brain protective responses. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain how low-cost incentives can improve outcomes in stimulant abuse treatment.

  2. Describe how methamphetamine evokes and subverts the brain protective responses.

  3. Acknowledge how structural fluctuation suggests glial activation.

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