ERIC Number: ED443040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 33.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.; CDM Group, Inc.
This TIP on the best practice guidelines for treatment of substance abuse provides basic knowledge for practitioners, educators, and paraprofessionals about the nature and treatment of stimulant use disorders. More specifically, it reviews what is currently known about treating the medical, psychiatric, and substance abuse/dependence problems associated with the use of cocaine and methamphetamine. It includes a discussion on how stimulants affect the brain and behavior. It suggests that psychosocial treatment approaches that incorporate well established psychological principles of learning are appropriate for and effective in treating stimulant users. In addition, it discusses the community-reinforcement-plus-vouchers approach, the Matrix Model, and behavioral family therapy. Other models of psychosocial treatment discussed include network therapy, acupuncture, and inpatient treatment. Pharmacological treatments are also considered along with other medical aspects of stimulant use disorders. The information on treatment issues for special groups (i.e., intravenous drug users, gay men, individuals with co-occurring mental disorders) and settings (rural areas) underscores the need for cultural competence in the treatment setting. Appendixes include: "Bibliography," Client Worksheets,""Screening Tests for Cognitive Impairments,""Glossary,""Resource Panel," and "Field Reviewers." (Contains 31 figures and approximately 300 resources.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Cocaine, Community Health Services, Counselor Training, Drug Abuse, Drug Rehabilitation, Family Counseling, Intervention, Models, Outcomes of Treatment, Stimulants, Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 8-1036, Rockville, MD 20857. Tel: 240-276-2000; Fax: 240-276-2010.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.; CDM Group, Inc.
Note: For other documents in the TIP Series, see CG 030 099-103 and CG 030 130-134.