Stimulant Use Disorder
There are a wide variety of substances that people become addicted to that could be classified as stimulants. The classic example is cocaine. Recently, Ecstasy (MDMA) and methamphetamine (“Crystal meth”), and Bath Salts have come to be the stimulants of choice for those who become addicted.
While opioids, alcohol, and tobacco have FDA approved medications to treat symptoms of withdrawal/craving; patients with stimulant use disorder do not have medications available to them. Rather the creation of what is called “The Matrix Model” has shown promise. The “Matrix Model” involves:
- Group Psychotherapy
- Individual Counseling
- Family Therapy
- Contingency Management (CM)
- Social Support Groups
- Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders
The addiction medicine physicians at Pathfinder Health Services are trained to effectively treat patients with stimulant use disorder.