Stimulant Use Disorder

Call to action

Methamphetamine and stimulant use disorders are one of our country’s most pressing challenges. Communities are rising to meet this challenge with compassion, strength, and hope. Empowering Your Community Against Stimulant Use Disorders is a program through the collaboration of the American Heart Association and the Opioid Response Network that addresses stimulant use among Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino people. The American Heart Association is empowering those efforts through the latest science-based information and care. Together we can make a difference.

It is incredibly important to learn more about stimulant use disorders and how to recognize them. Examples of stimulants include cocaine and methamphetamine.

This lesson offers help for those who:

  • May be at risk of stimulant usage, addiction, or overdose.
  • Know people experiencing stimulant use disorders.
  • Care for people experiencing stimulant use disorders.

Lessons in Stimulant Use Disorders



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Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI083343 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Additional salary support was provided to Dr. Olsavsky by NIDA/AACAP K12DA000357. Video content development assistance provided by: Aviva K. Olsavsky, MD (University of Colorado School of Medicine), Brianna Boggs, MA (University of Colorado School of Medicine), Kara S. Bagot, MD (Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center), and Pastor Brandon Holt.

For questions:
Comilla Sasson, MD, PhD
Arika Cason
Malka Sierra
Hope Hickerson
Aviva Olsavsky, MD
Brianna Boggs, MA