Following Up on past presentations of “The Rising Tide of Stimulants”

Our presenters discuss the current trends surrounding stimulant/psychostimulant use. We address related risk factors and warning signs, focusing on populations that are particularly at risk. We also explore the trajectory of initiation use via prescribed stimulants (such as Adderall, Dexedrine, Concerta) and their misuse, as well as the use of illicit stimulants, including cocaine, crack cocaine, crystal meth and some club drugs.

Below you will find information about our past presenters, along with related Powerpoints and supportive information and resources.

Meet Our Presenters

Below are some of the presenters and panelists who have shared their expertise and experience at various “The Rising Tide of Stimulants” programs. Their contact information may be found by clicking on the “Learn More…” buttons.

Be a Part of the Conversation programs do not provide behavioral health advice and are for informational purposes only. Our programs are not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding substance use disorders or related family needs. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read or seen in any Be a Part of the Conversation program or video.

J. Gregory Hobelmann, M.D., M.P.H.

Joint CEO
Ashley Addiction Treatment

Learn more about Greg Hobelmann, M.D., M.P.H.
View Dr. Hobelmann’s Powerpoint Slides

A. Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW

Co-Founder
Ethos Treatment, LLC

Learn more about Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW

Tom McDermitt, B.A., AAC

Person in Recovery
& Regional Resource Director
Caron Treatment Centers

Learn more about Tom McDermitt, B.A., AAC

Kim Porter, CFRS

Executive Director
Be a Part of the Conversation

Learn more about Kim Porter, CFRS
View Kim’s Powerpoint Slides
Watch a recording of the September 28, 2021 Program

Methamphetamine Drug Facts

>>  https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/methamphetamine

What are Amphetamines

>>  https://adf.org.au/drug-facts/amphetamines/

Know the Risks of Meth (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA’s National Helpline – Available 24/7: 800-662-4357

>>  https://www.samhsa.gov/meth

Tips for Teens:  The Truth About Methamphetamine

>> https://store.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/d7/priv/pep18-03.pdf

Study:  Polysubstance Use by Stimulant Users: Health Outcomes Over Three Years

>>  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6240007/

How Long Does Methamphetamine (Meth) Stay in Your System?

>>  https://www.verywellmind.com/how-long-does-methamphetamine-stay-in-your-system-80283

The Meth Project

>>  https://www.methproject.org/

HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Emerging Threats Report -2018

>> http://www.hidtaprogram.org/pdf/2018_NETI_report.pdf

Find Treatment (SAMHSA)

>>  https://findtreatment.gov/

Free PA Helpline –Find treatment 24/7:  800-662-HELP

>> https://apps.ddap.pa.gov/gethelpnow/CountyServices.aspx

Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission

>> https://www.bcdac.org/

Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission Approval of Care Department

>> https://www.bcdac.org/provider_login/approval_of_care.php

Montgomery County Drug & Alcohol Treatment Services

>> https://www.montcopa.org/2894/Drug-and-Alcohol-Treatment-Services

Treatment of Stimulant Use Disorder

>>  https://conversation.zone/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Tx-of-Stimulant-Use-Disorderes.pdf

Combination treatment for methamphetamine use disorder shows promise in NIH study

>>  https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2021/01/combination-treatment-for-methamphetamine-use-disorder-shows-promise-in-nih-study

Crystal Meth Anonymous

>>  https://www.crystalmeth.org/