Dr. Richard Rawson, professor of psychiatry at the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health, joins us to discuss the rapidly increasing use rates and overdose deaths associated with methamphetamine and cocaine. His presentation will review the new information on medical/psychiatric effects of stimulants as well as clinical challenges presented by individuals who use stimulants. Current protocols for addressing acute medical/psychiatric conditions will be described along with evidence-based behavioral/psychosocial strategies and pharmacotherapies that are currently considered promising.

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