Continuing Education Event – Evidence based practices for treating stimulant disorders – Webinar – 6/25/2020

Abuse of stimulants like methamphetamine, cocaine, and even prescription drugs like Adderall and Ritalin is surging across the country, fed by cheap, potent, and plentiful supplies. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that overdose deaths have more than tripled for cocaine and quadrupled for methamphetamine since 2012. Current national and local data show dramatic increases in the number of first-time users of cocaine and meth, as well as a significant surge in availability, just as the availability of opioids has been decreasing. With this increasing need for evidenced based treatment this training will explore the current trends of stimulant use in the United States and discuss treatment options and explore the need for a call to action in mainstreaming clear guidelines on creating uniformed evidenced based practices.

Objectives: By the end of the training the learner will be able to :
• Provide an overview of the different stimulants
• Explore the physiology behind stimulant use
• Identify current trends on stimulant use in the United states
• Discuss treatment options being used today and understand the need for additional research on EBP

Recovery Centers of America has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7002. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Recovery Centers of America is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This course qualifies for 2 credit hours.

Trish Caldwell MFT, LPC, CCDP-D, CAADC, CCTP, Corporate Director of Family Services for Recovery Centers of America and is also an adjunct professor at Jefferson University. Trish is a licensed clinician, marriage and family therapist and is certified in both co-occurring disorders and substance use. Trish has been a therapist for over 25 years and has worked extensively with families, adults and adolescents with co-occurring behavioral health and substance use disorders in various settings including outpatient, residential, schools and community agencies. She is trained in DBT and is a certified Trauma professional and a certified mentor trainer of trauma. Additionally, Trish created the first Young Offenders Treatment Program in Delaware County, serving first time offenders with Drug charges. Trish has been the Keynote speaker for the PAYS Summit, the Suicide Prevention Conference and Magellan behavioral health conference. Additionally, she has provided in-service training for several PA school districts and has trained law enforcement officers on drug trends for the CIT program. She has also presented at the Annual Trauma conference, the Cape Cod Symposium, and the annual conference for the American Association for Marriage and family Therapists (AAMFT). Trish specializes in ADHD, Opioid Use in young adults, Trauma informed care, Developmental trauma, Trauma and Substance Use disorders, Trauma and the Family System, Family Engagement, and Substance use for today’s teens. Trish holds her MFT from Drexel University and is licensed and certified in the state of PA.


Jun 25 2020


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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