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From Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit

The Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit closed with two state perspectives on how faith communities can bolster responses to drug crises.
Daniel Ciccarone, MD, MPH, offered a view from the drug-using community in discussing emerging trends at the Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit.
Challenges involved in working with the methamphetamine-addicted patient who exhibits compulsive sexual behavior include working on a feasible sexual recovery plan, Brad Lamm said at the Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit.
Pinal County, Ariz.'s high-profile sheriff offered several strategies for improving outcomes for drug-involved offenders in a talk at the Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit.
Mindfulness-based strategies can help both patients with stimulant use disorders and the clinicians who work with them, Ryan Soave said at the Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit.
The opening session of the Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit suggested a number of explanations for the worrisome trend of concurrent stimulant and opioid use.
A focus on one drug of abuse in research or policy-making makes little sense given the widespread phenomenon of polydrug use, says Daniel Ciccarone, MD, MPH.
State officials in Iowa are seeking interagency strategies to combat a methamphetamine problem that they say is eclipsing prior meth crises in the state.
For programs working with patients for whom methamphetamine and sex have become intertwined, addressing the meth use alone will not produce results.
With the emergence of a medication to treat cocaine dependence appearing to be years away, a focus on viable therapeutic interventions must intensify.
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