Medication Options for Treatment of Stimulant Use Disorders:
Optimistic Update and New Research
Overdose deaths associated with illicit stimulants (cocaine and methamphetamine) have surged in the past eight years, according to a recent study by the National Institutes for Health (NIH). While there are currently no FDA-approved medications for the treatment of individuals who are dependent upon methamphetamine, new treatments utilizing readily available medications are showing encouraging empirical support.
This webinar will examine the latest groundbreaking research in the context of current increases in stimulant use. Marc Fishman, MD, medical director of Marilyn Treatment Centers, a member of the psychiatry faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and a member of the National Council’s Medical Director Institute will share his expertise as an addiction medicine specialist to bring the latest information to help you:
• Understand the current epidemiology of methamphetamine use in the U.S.
• Address the most common clinical challenges in treating people with stimulant use disorders.
• Explore new research that provides evidence for potential treatment of stimulant use disorder treatment.