Cocaine and Methamphetamine Pharmacology to Pipeline Treatments
Objectives: At the end of the talk the learners should be able to….
- Recognize signs and symptoms of abuse, addiction and withdrawal from stimulants- focus on meth and cocaine but also other amphetamine-like substances
- Understand the genetics behind abuse and addiction of these substances as well as the psychosocial predispositions to this behavior
- Understand the epidemiology of stimulant addiction
- Understand treatment issues specific to this form of addiction including emerging pharmacological approaches to the treatment of stimulant addiction
Thomas Kosten, MD
Dr. Kosten is the JH Waggoner Chair & Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology, Neuroscience and Immunology & Pathology at Baylor and Co-director of the Dan L. Duncan Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. He also is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at Peking University Medical School and Professor of Epidemiology and of Behavioral Sciences at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He established the Division of Addictions at Baylor and Yale and directs their NIH Medications Development Center for substance abuse. He is past president of both the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. He is the Editor for the American Journal on Addictions.
Dr Kosten has the following relationships with Reckitt Benckiser: Consulting Fees , Honoraria, Speakers Bureau
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- 0.75 NCCPA
- 0.75 AAPA
- 0.75 AMA Category 1
- 0.75 CAADAC