Boston Medical Center (BMC) Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Essentials of Treating Stimulant Use Disorder

April 12, 2023
1:00 pm–4:00 pm ET

This three-hour course is intended to provide foundational knowledge of stimulant use disorders as well as an overview of evidence-based interventions.

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom


This three-hour course is designed to be a guide for addiction providers interested in providing and caring for people who use stimulants, namely cocaine and methamphetamines. Topics include neurobiology and physiology of addiction; identifying health risks of stimulant use; practical application of evidence-based treatment for patients who use stimulants in an office-based addiction treatment setting; management of overamping and acute stimulant intoxication; and harm reduction interventions.

This training will be held via Zoom. We would prefer that you log in using a device with a webcam so that we can all connect via video. If you do not have access to a webcam, please let us know. Individuals who are registered and attend the entire duration of the course will receive a copy of the materials at the conclusion of the training.

Intended audience

Physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, social workers, recovery coaches, counselors, and all other healthcare professionals treating addiction are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Justin Alves, RN, MSN, ACRN, CARN, CNE Nancy Regan, MSN, FNP, CNM


Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

Sponsored by

Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS), Opioid Response Network (ORN)

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI083343 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Accreditation information

In support of improving patient care, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Boston Medical Center grants 3.00 hours, 0.25 of which are classified as pharmacology hours, to all nurses who attend and complete the evaluation. Boston Medical Center is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Association, Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The lecture has been approved by The Network of Professional Education at Boston University School of Social Work, accredited by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Social Work Registration, to provide 3.00 credit hours.

BMC Grayken Center of Addiction TTA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7188. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. BMC Grayken Center of Addiction TTA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. For this program, 3.00 contact hours will be offered to participants who attend the training and complete the evaluation.

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Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC), a 514-bed academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End and the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

Funding for Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is provided by:

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)
GE Foundation
Opioid Response Network

The content on this site and the content presented by Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is intended solely to inform and educate healthcare and social service professionals, and shall not be used for medical advice and is not a substitute for the advice or treatment of a qualified medical professional. The hospital, the program, and the contributors are not acting as health care providers or professional consultants on behalf of any specific patient and disclaim establishing a provider-patient relationship with any specific patient.

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