Stimulant Webinar Series Part 1: Recommendations for Addressing Stimulant Use: What the Data Shows

1:00pm - November 10, 2021 thru 2:30pm - November 10, 2021 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Central East PTTC
Registration Deadline: November 10, 2021
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Date: November 10, 2021 Blank space (transparent) for table Format: Webinar Blank space (transparent) for table Contact Hours: 1.25 NAADAC
Time: 1 PM—2:30 PM ET Blank space (transparent) for table Cost: FREE Blank space (transparent) for table  


Stimulant use and its consequences are a growing problem across much of the United States. Data shows prevalence rates on a significant upward trajectory prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and preliminary findings suggest trends have further worsened since the pandemic began. Prevention professionals should implement interventions to address methamphetamine, cocaine, and prescription stimulant misuse before prevalence rates reach the scope the opioid epidemic. This two-part webinar series will discuss the current status of stimulant use and consequences, evidence-based prevention interventions, and recommendations for the future.



This webinar will provide an overview of the current scope of stimulant use in the United States and the states of the Central East Region. It will include a review of use and overdose rates, as well as supply-side data. The webinar will also discuss the differences between the current and prior waves of stimulant use. Finally, it will discuss what is known about the factors driving the current wave of use and data sources prevention professionals can use to obtain additional data.



  • Discuss trends in stimulant use and consequences
  • Understand similarities and differences between current and past stimulant use
  • Summarize the risk and protective factors for stimulant use
  • Review relevant stimulant data sources



Josh Esrick, MPPJosh Esrick, MPP is a Senior Policy Analyst with Carnevale Associates. Josh has extensive experience in substance use prevention; researching, writing, and presenting on best practice and knowledge development publications, briefs, and reference guides; and developing and providing training and technical assistance to numerous organizations at the Federal, state, and local levels. He developed numerous SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ (CAPT) products on strategies to prevent opioid misuse and overdose, risk and protective factors for substance use, youth substance use prevention strategies, youth substance use trends, emerging substance use trends, the potential regulations surrounding marijuana legalization, as well as numerous other topics.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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Emily PattonEmily Patton, MSc, PgDip, holds a Masters of Science in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and a Postgraduate Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh. She offers significant professional experience in the fields of public policy development and analysis, criminal justice research, data collection and analysis, program development, and performance management.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


In order to be eligible for the 1.25 NAADAC contact hours/certificate of attendance, you must join the live webinar in the Adobe Connect Room.

Certificates must be requested within one week of the event and will be processed within 30 days.

If you are having issues accessing the room/application at the time of the event: Please email [email protected] at the start of the webinar so that we can assist you.