Stimulant Use Disorder: Overview and Trends

Stimulant Use Disorder: Overview and Trends

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The HART Center

1384 Madison Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104

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This presentation offers a general overview of stimulant use disorders, specialized for healthcare providers.

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Note : face masks permitted and encouraged.

The focus on the opioid crisis within the last decade has resulted in little attention given to the recent increase in the abuse of stimulants, including cocaine and methamphetamine. This presentation offers an overview of stimulant disorders from the healthcare perspective--not just their physical and psychological effects, but the history of the stimulant use disorder in the context of the "War on Drugs" and the ongoing opioid epidemic. Participants will review recommended protocols for diagnosis and treatment, incorporating the DSM-V and best practice treatment models.


Course Goals:

  • Review the Stimulant Use Disorders Tip (SAMHSA) that clinicians and healthcare providers need to know.
  • Review how racial inequalities of African Americans and Latinos families were and continue to be impacted by the 1970s and 1980’s War on Drugs.
  • The rise of the opioid epidemic and treatment in comparison to the War on Drugs.
  • How prevalence, race, and socioeconomic conditions are contributing factors to stimulant abuse and addiction.
  • List the most common types of stimulants used and abused and signs and symptoms of stages of addiction.
  • Identify two of the psychological and physical effects of stimulant use disorder.
  • Identify the most abused prescription stimulants.
  • Review and learn how to utilize the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual to diagnose stimulant use disorders.
  • Identify best practice treatment models that are most helpful in treating individuals with stimulant use disorders.
  • Identify a best practice treatment model interventions and resources that are needed to effectively treat individuals with stimulant use disorders.


NAADAC Counselor Group Skills: Clinical Intake and Screening, Counseling Services, Case management, Treatment plan, Discharge, Continuing Care and Professional Development

Contact Hours & CEUs: 6.0 hours

Cost: $60.00

Approved by: NAADAC, TDMHSAS, TCB, and not approved for CPRS

Is Lunch Provided? Yes, it is included with the cost of the training.

Handouts: will be given out before or after the training


Dr. Lucy R. Cannon is the CEO/Owner of LEJ Behavioral Health Services, LLC, a training and consulting company in metropolitan Atlanta. She is an Adjunct Professor at Clark Atlanta University Graduate School of Social Work and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker within the states of Georgia and Alabama.

Dr. Cannon has been a clinician, supervisor, director, and consultant of mental health and co-occurring disorders programs in inpatient and outpatient healthcare organizations and psychiatric hospitals in both the United States and Camp Zama in Japan. She is also a facilitator/speaker for the United States Navy Reserve Command.

Dr. Cannon is a trainer for various local and national healthcare organizations. She also serves on various healthcare organizations, boards of directors, and advisory boards, advocating for consumers with co-occurring disorders.

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