SAMSHA: Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders (2021)

This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) reviews what is currently known about treating the medical, psychiatric, and SUD-related problems associated with the use of cocaine and methamphetamine (MA) and the misuse of prescribed stimulants (such as those for the treatment of attention defcit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD]).

The scientifcally based information in this TIP is presented in a manner that makes it accessible and relevant to behavioral health service clinicians and other frontline SUD treatment providers, including healthcare service providers (e.g., in primary care settings, in emergency departments). The TIP offers recommendations on treatment approaches, strategies for planning and initiating treatment, recommendations on how to maximize treatment engagement and retention, and strategies for initiating and maintaining abstinence. Also included are recommendations for the medical management of people who use stimulants and recommendations regarding special populations and settings.

Read the protocol in full AT THIS LINK.