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Activity Dates: 05/16/2019 - 04/09/2022

Target Audience

This course is designed for pharmacists, nurse practitioners or other health care professionals involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients.

Session Summary

Evidence from emergency room visits indicate a rise in both illicit, and to a greater extent, pharmaceutical stimulant use. With no FDA approved treatments for stimulant use disorders, pharmacists may not be familiar with possible off-label medications for stimulant use disorder. With this knowledge, pharmacists can play an important role in educating patients about the risks of stimulant use disorder, identifying patients at increased risk for stimulant disorder, screening for stimulant abuse and recommending pharmacologic treatment options to treat stimulant use disorder.

Course Requirements

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:

  • Sign in (or create a FREE account).
  • Register for this course. (sign in first)
  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date. (sign in first)
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (sign in first)
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date. (sign in first)
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (sign in first)

Participants in this course must complete an examination and achieve a score of 70% or greater. Successful completion of the course also requires the completion of a course evaluation. Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported immediately to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online at

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Elizabeth F Howell, MD, MS, DLFapa, dfasam

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Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the current trends and consequences associated with stimulant use disorders in the United States.
  2. Assess the safety and efficacy of pharmacologic treatments for stimulant use disorders.
  3. Develop a treatment plan for stimulant use disorders that includes non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 05/16/2019 - 04/09/2022
ACPE Contact Hours: 1
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-19-031-H01-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This course provides 1.0 contact hour of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming.