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TIP 33 Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders-Treatment Approaches and Strategies

About the Course:

This course examines approaches to treatment and practical application of treatment strategies in stimulant use disorder. It includes: how to measure effectiveness, documented psychosocial treatment approaches, treatment approaches with supported research, case management and coordinated care, other interventions with supported research, other models of psychosocial treatment, clinical issues to consider, people with stimulant disorders seeking treatment, treatment needs of people with cocaine use versus methamphetamine use versus prescription stimulant misuse, maximizing treatment engagement, assessment procedures to enhance treatment engagement, staff skills to enhance treatment engagement, treatment, strategies for engagement, strategies to treatment initiation, strategies for stabilization, strategies for maintenance, other strategies useful in maintaining abstinence, and next steps.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, TIP 33 Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders-Treatment Approaches and Strategies created by SAMHSA in 2021.

Publication Date:

Jan 2021

Course Material Author


SAMHSA 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

L.A. Rankin

L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

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

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe validated treatment approaches.

  2. Identify specific treatment needs based on the stimulant used.

  3. Summarize strategies for stabilization, maintenance, and abstinence.

Course Material

References begin on page 181.

This test only covers Chapters 4 and 5.

Course Material

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Resources and References

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Course Number 103124
4 credit hours
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