Articles and Publications
Treatment for Individuals Who Use Stimulants (TRUST)
Posted 4/26/2021 (updated 9/2/2021)
A Protocol Using Empirically Supported Behavioral Treatments for People with Psychoactive Stimulant Use Disorders.
The manual intends to:
- Provide new information about the use and effects of cocaine and methamphetamine.
- Present some the key clinical challenges that clinicians face when treating this population.
- Review the evidence-based treatment strategies for PSUD treatment.
- Discuss how motivational interviewing (MI) is central to the effective engagement of individuals in treatment and to assisting them with behavior change during treatment.
- Present how elements of community reinforcement approach (CRA) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be used to assist individuals with PSUD to reduce/discontinue their drug use and prevent relapse.
- Describe a procedure for using positive incentives to promote retention in treatment.
- Provide information and guidance for how physical exercise can benefit individuals who are attempting to reduce/discontinue their use of methamphetamine and cocaine.
- Describe a plan for providing continuing care to assist individuals to sustain the progress they have made in a structured treatment program.
- List an array of manuals and training resources for other research supported addiction treatment approaches.