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Substance Use Disorders and Nursing Care

This guide is to assist you in research topics related to addiction, treatment and recovery of these disorders as well as trauma-informed care, related stigma and harm reduction avenues. Here you will find information on the various substances commonly fo

Introduction

Substance Use Disorders - Stimulants

Stimulant use disorder is a type of substance use disorder that involves the non-medical use of stimulants. It is defined in the DSM-5 as "the continued use of amphetamine-type substances, cocaine, or other stimulants leading to clinically significant impairment or distress, from mild to severe". These psychoactive drugs, known as stimulants, are the most widely used drugs in the world today. 

This module includes informative books, ebooks, journals, databases, videos, and more to assist you with learning and understanding more about the prevalence and harms associated with its use, and treatment modalities for those living with a stimulant use disorder.

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Definitions

Videos

Methamphetamine (meth) Drug Facts, Animation

(USMLE topics) Methamphetamine: mechanism of action, short-term and long-term effects, addiction and overdose.

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