Our speaker is Richard Rawson, PhD, Research Professor, Vermont Center on Behavior and Health, University of Vermont in Burlington, VT and Professor Emeritus, UCLA Department of Psychiatry, Los Angeles, CA. The emergence of increased rates of cocaine and methamphetamine use and associated overdose deaths (with and without opioids) is being referred to as the “4th wave of the opioid crisis.” The presentation reviews new data on medical/psychiatric effects of stimulants and information on evidence-based treatment.
- Explain the current epidemiology of cocaine and methamphetamine in the US
- Describe the most common clinical challenges in treating people with stimulant use disorder
- Review and discuss the current evidence-based practices for the treatment of individuals with stimulant use disorder