Stimulants—including cocaine, methamphetamine, and other amphetamine-type substances—are among the most common illicit psychoactive substances used around the world and in British Columbia. Stimulants are increasingly being detected in illicit drug toxicity deaths and are at risk of being adulterated with fentanyl and other highly potent opioid analogues.

The BC Centre on Substance Use has developed a practice update to provide an overview of evidence-based treatment options and introduce new evidence and approaches relevant for those providing care for individuals who use illicit stimulants. This does not represent a comprehensive guideline on management of stimulant use disorder and associated conditions.

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