Concern about methamphetamine use in many part of the country, including New England has increased significantly. The CDC states that “Methamphetamine use and related harms represent a substantial U.S. public health concern.” Providers who have an understanding of methamphetamine use will better be able to identify ways in which to assist patients in treatment and recovery. This training is intended to support such understanding by addressing epidemiological trends in methamphetamine use prevalence and overdose in the US, medical or psychiatric consequences, and treatment options.
Upon taking the course, participants will be able to:
- Describe recent epidemiological trends in methamphetamine use prevalence and overdose.
- Identify three medical or psychiatric consequences associated with methamphetamine use.
- Identify treatment options for persons who use methamphetamine..
Presenter: Michelle Davids, DO
Michelle Davids is a Psychiatrist and Board-Certified Addiction Psychiatrist, Broadlawns Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, Des Moines, Iowa.