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The Meth Epidemic: What Every Clinician Needs to Know

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Hayden Center, PHD, LPC
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Dangerously addictive, meth is a drug that ends lives. It’s literally a substance so volatile it puts holes in the human brain.

But it harms those far beyond the nearly half-million Americans that use meth each week. Families are neglected, children are exposed, and the prison system is overrun. It’s everyone’s problem.

As the tentacles of this sinister epidemic spread into our communities, you need to be prepared to address issues related to methamphetamine and other stimulant drug use in your clients’ who use and in your clients’ who have a drug user in their lives!

Whether you’re an addiction professional, social worker, counselor, psychologist or nurse, this 3-hour live webcast will give you the critical information you need to:

  • Understand the impact of co-occurring disorders with meth use on treatment outcomes
  • Work more effectively with clients that struggle with a dependency on meth
  • Be prepared for future trends and next steps in dealing with the meth epidemic

Sign up now and make sure that you can be part of the solution to one of the scariest epidemics facing our communities today!



NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Addiction Counselors


This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 3.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 


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Marriage & Family Therapists

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Hayden Center, PHD, LPC Related seminars and products: 4

Hayden Center, PhD, LPC, has been treating individuals and families who suffer from substance abuse disorders, including opioid use disorder, for over 25 years in a private practice setting. Dr. Center most recently served as the evaluator for the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention’s (CSAP) Southeast Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (SECAPT) and the Border Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (BCAPT).

Dr. Center served as a consultant to the Alabama Governor’s Office of Drug Abuse Policy for 10 years and has worked with numerous state and local agencies in the state of Alabama. 

He has provided over 200 trainings on the topics of science-based prevention, evaluation, risk and protective factors, co-occurring disorders, and other mental health and substance abuse issues. His current interests are providing training and technical assistance to increase the usage and effectiveness of evidence-based treatments and approaches. 

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Center has taught in university settings for over 28 years. He teaches graduate-level courses in Theories of Psychotherapy, Advanced Objective Testing, Psychopharmacology, and undergraduate courses in psychology at Auburn University in Montgomery, Alabama. He earned his PhD in counselor education and Master of Science in psychology at Auburn University in Montgomery, Alabama. 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Hayden Center maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Hayden Center has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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Program Information


Click here to purchase the DVD recording from our product store. CE hours and approvals on products may differ from live CE approvals.

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.

Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be one 15-minute break. Any break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


  1. Characterize how the addictive properties and physical impacts of methamphetamine on the body and how this information informs treatment approach.
  2. Detail how other mental health disorders can negatively impact treatment and articulate how clinicians can employ techniques to combat this obstacle.
  3. Communicate how clinicians can assess ongoing methamphetamine use treatment to evaluate effectiveness, and outline steps that can be taken to modify treatment when needed.
  4. Articulate how screening tools can be used with methamphetamine use disorder clients to identify co-occurring disorders that can negatively impact treatment outcomes.


  • Prevalence of meth use
  • How meth is produced
  • Typical cycle of dependence
  • Brain centers – the relationship between brain centers
  • The pleasure factor and the addicted brain
  • Differences from other substance use disorders
  • How chronic meth use changes the brain
  • Signs of meth use disorder and questions to ask
  • CBT – recent studies
  • Motivational Interviewing and Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Contingency management
  • The Matrix Model
  • 12-step counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Adjunct approaches – including smart phone daily prompts
  • Assessing and modifying treatment to ensure effectiveness
  • Research limitations and risks of psychotherapeutic approaches
  • The impact of co-occurring disorders on treatment outcomes
  • Primary disorders vs. substance-induced co-occurring disorders
  • Screening procedures and tools
    • Questions to ask
    • Recording results
    • Safety issues
    • Trauma history
  • Validity in co-occurring treatment research
  • Risks associated with co-occurring treatment options
  • Medications that are being used in current trials
  • Limitations of research and potential treatment risks
  • Community-level approaches to prevention of meth use
  • Prevention approaches at the individual level
  • Relapse techniques

Target Audience

  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Community Mental Health Workers
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • Public Health Department Staff
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants



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