Evidence-Based Treatments for Stimulant Use Disorder

Sponsor: NHADACA

Evidence-based behavioral/psychosocial strategies are presented, along with pharmacotherapies currently considered promising. The basic philosophy and essential components of contingency management, cognitive behavioral therapy, community reinforcement approach, motivational interviewing and physical exercise will be described. A brief review of the research evidence of these strategies will also be provided. 

  • Compare and discuss the evidence of support for different EBPs for stimulant use disorder;
  • Explain the key principles and strategies involved with contingency management; and 
  • Explain how to monitor and evaluate treatment efforts.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Richard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont.  He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine disorders.  He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group to Attorney General Janet Reno (1996-2000) and represented the US at numerous international meetings on methamphetamine.  He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions.

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Event Details

July 12, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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