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Successful Treatment of Methamphetamine Addiction

Successful Treatment of Methamphetamine Addiction
A Recorded Webinar
Recorded on Wednesday, December 18, 2019

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Methamphetamine is a drug of rapid addiction and destruction. This webinar will focus on the impact of methamphetamine and how this powerful drug changes the brain of the user - a process called addiction. Early alcohol and/or drug use combined with non-enriched home and/or community environments can delay the development of the prefrontal cortex. Therefore, many individuals with addiction entering treatment are not candidates for rehabilitation but in need of a habilitative approach to care. Based on cognitive, emotional and attachment needs, practical strategies to challenge prefrontal growth (neurogenesis) will also be reviewed. Lastly, treating methamphetamine is in many ways different than treating alcoholism. This webinar will give participants a clear picture of the process of recovery. Timelines and stages of recovery will be explored noting the pitfalls that must be overcome along the way.
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the importance of understanding the neurobiological deficits involved with persistent substance use or addiction.
  • Explain phases of methamphetamine use, withdrawal, and stimulant psychosis.
  • Explore the five stages of methamphetamine recovery.
  • Analyze effective treatment approaches: psychological, pharmacological, and motivational incentives.

Cardwell “C.C.” Nuckols, PhD

Cardwell “C.C.” Nuckols, PhD, has served the behavioral medicine field for over 40 years and for the last 25 years is considered one of the leading experts in the world on addiction and recovery. He is widely published, having authored more than 65 journal articles, 30 books and workbooks, 50 DVDs, CDs and videos, and 25 audiotape series. His latest book is entitled Finding Freedom Through Illumination: Realizing Christ Consciousness. His previous publication is a best seller entitled The EgoLess SELF: Achieving Peace and Tranquility Beyond All Understanding. Nuckols’ first book Cocaine: Dependency to Recovery is also a trade bestseller. Nuckols’ background includes advanced work in such areas as medical research, pharmacology, neurobiology, and psychology.

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Who Should Attend
Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.
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