Stimulants 2021: Epidemiology, Effects and Treatments (HHS Region 1)

What are the current trends in stimulant use in New England and the country? How do stimulants affect people both short and long term? What treatments for stimulant use disorder are available? Dr. Richard Rawson will address these questions in this one-hour webinar overview of the epidemiology and pharmacology of stimulants. This webinar will provide an overview of current research on stimulant use, how stimulant use compares to other substance use trends, and what are the current recommendations for treatment of stimulant use disorder.


About the Presenter:

Dr. Rawson is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science, UCLA School of Medicine and a Research Professor at the University of Vermont. He received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1970. He has conducted an extensive portfolio of research on methamphetamine, including projects on behavioral and medication treatments, with brain imaging measures. He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group for Attorney General Janet Reno.


About the webinar:  This webinar was developed to address a need identified in HHS Region 1 (ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI) to provide substance misuse prevention professionals with information about the effects of stimulants and stimulant use disorder. This webinar is hosted through the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center, a program funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA), SAMHSA Cooperative Agreement #5H79SP081020-03. Participants will receive a certificate of completion for 1 contact hour (no partial credit).

Starts: Mar. 26, 2021 1:00 pm
Ends: Mar. 26, 2021 2:00 pm
Registration Deadline
March 25, 2021
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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