Treating Individuals in Rural Communities Who Use Stimulants

Treating Individuals in Rural Communities Who Use Stimulants

This webinar will provide an overview of a new resource available through the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center named Treatment for Individuals who Use Stimulants (TRUST), a protocol using empirically-supported behavioral treatments for people with stimulant use disorders. Over the past 30 years, there has been extensive research done on the development of treatments for individuals with stimulant use disorder. Currently, there are no medications approved by the FDA for treating stimulant use disorder, however, there are several behavioral strategies that have evidence of efficacy in assisting individuals to reduce and/or discontinue their stimulant use. These approaches include contingency management, cognitive behavioral therapy, community reinforcement approach, motivational interviewing, and physical exercise. 

The presentation will begin with an overview of the TRUST materials available to providers and guidance for using the therapist guide and patient workbook in daily clinical work, as well as a customized set of TRUST materials for use with people receiving medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD). Following this overview, the presentation will then shift focus to a discussion on how to implement the materials in rural areas. Time will be made available for group discussion and Q&A.

Webinar Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to…

1.    Name at least one (1) behavioral approach with robust empirical support and three (3) additional behavioral approaches with supportive evidence.

2.    Describe at least four (4) of the seven (7) components of the TRUST Protocol.

3.    Explain how to implement the two (2) types of group session handouts – Drug Cessation Group (DCG) and Recovery Skills Group (RSG), and the Individual Coaching Sessions (ICS), taking into account considerations for use of the materials in rural settings.

An additional consultation session opportunity for this webinar will occurr on November 30, 2023. Registration information will be announced at the end of the webinar presentation.

Questions? Contact PS ROTA-R staff at or call 833-869-4353

CONTINUING EDUCATION: This webinar has been approved for a total of 1.5 continuing education hours through the National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) ACEP No. 6492. Participants must attend the live event to receive continuing education credits.