Course Description: In 2020, the ATTC Stimulant Workgroup released a day long curriculum on Stimulants and their Impact on Brain & Behavior. This two-hour webinar will combine parts of that curriculum to address “Stimulants: What are They and Who Uses Them” and “Stimulants: Impact on the Brain and Body”. It will include information on secondary and tertiary prevention.
1. Introduce the topic of stimulants and look at who is using them
2. Review some basic information about cocaine and methamphetamines
3. Review the basics of the brain and neurochemistry, especially how it affects adolescents
Trainer: Mary McCarty-Arias
Credits: This training meets the requirements for two renewal hours (CASAC, CPP, CPS) and two initial hours (CPP, CPS) through New York State’s Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS). The NJ Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services offers reciprocity for CADC, LCADC, and LPC.