Stimulant Webinar Series, Part 2: Recommendations for Addressing Stimulant Use: What Prevention Can Do (Webinar Recording)

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Stimulant Webinar Series
Part 2: Recommendations for Addressing Stimulant Use: What Prevention Can Do
Josh Esrick, MPP, and Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip

November 17, 2021, 1-2:30 PM EST


This webinar will discuss the status of evidence-based prevention services and programs for stimulant use. It will review the similarities and differences between stimulant use and the opioid epidemic and discuss how the “lessons learned” from the opioid epidemic can be applied to this current wave of stimulant use. The webinar will also explore the gaps in prevention research on stimulant use and provide recommendations for the future.


  • Understand similarities and differences between stimulant and opioid prevention
  • Review evidence-based practices for preventing stimulant use
  • Explore the gaps in current stimulant prevention research
  • Provide recommendations for addressing research and capacity gaps


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 T/TA to numerous organizations. 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.
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.


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