Working with methamphetamine users can be confusing for persons who are accustomed to working with other drugs.  While many issues are the same, some attributes are unique to a methamphetamine user with moderate to severe SUD.  They tend to display different behaviors that can be easy to misinterpret as resistance, or defiance.  Court, treatment, and case outcomes improve if supervision, treatment, counsel, social services, health staff, and Court personnel know what to look for, what to expect, and how to deal with those challenges.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop literacy in how to recognize methamphetamine unique behaviors in clients
  • Learn how to correctly respond with “what works” when addressing methamphetamine users in treatment courts, and in other settings.
  • Translate training into practice with tools that will make you more effective as you address these complex issues.

How it Works

After watching a video presentation by Helen Harberts, MA, JD, you will be required to take a short quiz. Upon receiving a grade of 80% or higher, you will be directed to a course evaluation. Once you have completed the evaluation, you will be able to download a .pdf certificate to get your course credit.


  • Video Presentation (2 hours total)
  • Exit quiz requiring a score of at least 80% to earn contact hours
  • Evaluation of the training

About the Presenter

Helen Harberts, MA, JD, Helen Harberts has worked in drug court systesm since 1994 as both a prosecutor and a chief probation officer. She drafted the protocol and implemented the Butte County juvenile and adult drug court.>Read more

Contact Hours 

Certificates will be issued upon completion of an online course evaluation.
No partial credit will be given.

  • 2 CONTACT HOUR for social workers, licensed professional clinical counselors, psychologists, continuing health education specialists, and  behavioral healthcare workers.
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Categories: Behavioral Health Treatment, OUD/SUD, Stimulants