Stimulant Use and Medication for Opioid Use Disorder


Learn the current data on stimulant use by patients on medication for opioid use disorder, what are the clinical concerns related to use of stimulants, and current evidence-based treatments for stimulant use.


In this video course, the current data on increased use of methamphetamine and cocaine by patients on medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) will be reviewed. After describing clinical concerns related to use of stimulants, including decreased retention on MOUD, psychosis, and stimulant dependence, current evidence-based treatments will be discussed.

Participants in this course will be able to:

  • Explain the current epidemiology of cocaine and methamphetamine by individuals treated with MOUD in the US
  • Describe the most common clinical challenges experienced by people on MOUD with stimulant use disorder
  • Review and discuss the current evidence-based practices for the treatment of individuals on MOUD with stimulant use disorder

How it Works

After watching a video presentation by Richard Rawson, Ph.D., 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 (approximately 1 hour)
  • Exit quiz requiring a score of at least 80% to earn contact hours
  • Evaluation of the training

About the Presenter

Richard Rawson, PhD is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science, UCLA School of Medicine and a Research Professor at the University of Vermont. He received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1970. He has conducted an extensive portfolio of research on methamphetamine, including projects on behavioral and medication treatments, with brain imaging measures. He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group for Attorney General Janet Reno. During the past decade, he has worked with NIDA, SAMHSA, the US State Department, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime on international substance abuse research and training projects, exporting US technology and addiction science throughout the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters and over 240 professional papers and annually conducts numerous workshops, paper presentations and training sessions.


Contact Hours

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

  • 1 Category I contact hour for Psychologists are provided.
    CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
  • 1 contact hour for CHES.
    CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
  • Certificate of completion for 1 contact hour for Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, and other Professionals.
  • This course may be used for 1 contact hour towards MHRT-C Domain 6