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Pharmacotherapy for Stimulant Use Disorders-A Systematic Review

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.**

Publication Date:

Aug 2018

Course Material Author

Brian Chan, MD, MPH-Principal Investigator
Dr. Brian Chan is an assistant professor of medicine at OHSU Department of Medicine, division of general internal medicine and geriatrics and addiction medicine section. His primary research interest is to develop and evaluate clinical innovations to improve care for medically and socially complex patients, including those with substance use disorders. His career goal is to develop methods for using readily available data to inform targeting and development of clinical interventions to improve substance use care for complex patients. He has had multiple work published on government websites and in peer reviewed journals.

Brian Chan, MD, MPH-Principal Investigator authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Ann E. Davis

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the impact stimulant use has on society as well as the long and short-term effects on patients.
  2. Identify the pharmacotherapies that are effective in the treatment of cocaine use disorder and methamphetamine use disorder with and without comorbid disorders.
  3. List the pharmacotherapies that are harmful to patients.

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Course Number 103069
2 CE credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
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