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Stimulants and polysubstance use, part 1: what the data shows

Series description:
Stimulant use and its consequences are a growing problem across much of the United States. Prevalence and fatal overdose rates were already increasing prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and available data suggest these trends have worsened in the years since. Polysubstance use, particularly of opioids mixed with stimulants, has furthered increased the risks of use. This two-part webinar series will discuss the current data on these topics and evidence-based services prevention professionals can implement to address them. It also reviews risk and protective factors for stimulant use and how this current wave differs from past waves of stimulant use.

Course description:
This webinar will provide an overview of the current scope of stimulant and related polysubstance use in the United States and the states of the Central East region. It will include a review of use and overdose rates, as well as data on availability and accessibility of substances. The webinar will also discuss the differences between the current and prior waves of stimulant use. Finally, it will discuss what is known about the factors driving the current wave of use and data sources prevention professionals can use to obtain additional data. 

Date and Time: 
March 28, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am