Clinical Considerations Assessing and Treating Stimulant Use in Specific Populations

This webinar will provide an overview on the clinical considerations for assessing and treating stimulant use disorders in specific populations. The session will begin with a brief overview of the scope of stimulant use with an emphasis on the prevalence in rural settings. Following this brief review, the presentation will shift focus to a discussion of stimulant use among specific populations, including women, people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, adolescents, and people with HIV. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of evidence-based behavioral interventions and strategies for overcoming barriers to accessing stimulant use disorder treatment in rural areas. Time will be made available for group discussion and Q&A.


  1. Explain the differential patterns of stimulant use in at least three (3) specific populations.
  2. Describe at least three (3) links between stimulant use and the behaviors that may put a person at increased risk of becoming infected with HIV or other sexually transmitted infections.
  3. Evaluate at least two (2) specific behavioral treatment interventions that have been proven to be effective in treating people with a stimulant use disorder.