Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/103069
About the Course:
This course examines a systematic review of pharmacotherapies for stimulant use disorders conducted by the department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration. It includes: antidepressants, antipsychotics, psychostimulants, cognitive enhancing drugs, anxiolytics, pharmacotherapies that are prescribed for other substance use disorders, opioid agonists, anticonvulsants and muscle relaxants, dopamine agonists, pharmacotherapies for comorbid cocaine use disorders and opioid disorders, findings by subpopulations, pharmacotherapies for methamphetamine use disorder, pharmacotherapies for comorbid methamphetamine use disorder and opioid use disorder, and dozens of tables of data including a breakdown of each drug class examined for each disorder based on abstinence, use, lapse, relapse, retention and harms.
**This course is based on the reading-based online, Pharmacotherapy for Stimulant Use Disorders-A Systematic Review created by Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP)
Portland VA Health Care System Brian Chan, MD, MPH-Principal Investigator in 2018.**
Course Material Author
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
Describe the impact stimulant use has on society as well as the long and short-term effects on patients.
Identify the pharmacotherapies that are effective in the treatment of cocaine use disorder and methamphetamine use disorder with and without comorbid disorders.
List the pharmacotherapies that are harmful to patients.
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