“Substance Use Disorder and ADHD: Safe, Effective Treatment Options” [Video Replay & Podcast #440]
Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#440), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on January 31, 2023.
People with ADHD face an elevated risk for substance use disorder (SUD). While stimulants are highly effective for treating ADHD, they are also commonly misused, particularly among college students, raising questions about treatment options for people with a history of substance abuse. This webinar will explain treatment options and interventions for people with ADHD and SUD, and it will address questions about the safety and efficacy of stimulant use in people with these comorbidities.
In this webinar, you will also learn:
- About the association between substance use disorders and ADHD
- About common problems with prescription stimulant misuse
- How treating ADHD could lessen the likelihood of developing SUD in later years
- About pragmatic interventions to improve outcomes in young people with ADHD
Watch the Video Replay
More on Substance Use Disorder and ADHD
- Download: Comparison Chart of Stimulants & Non-Stimulants
- Read: Does Stimulant Medication Cause Drug Dependence?
- Read: Is ADHD Medication Safe If You Have a History of Substance Abuse?
Obtain a Certificate of Attendance
If you attended the live webinar on January 31, 2023, watched the video replay, or listened to the podcast, you may purchase a certificate of attendance option (cost: $10). Note: ADDitude does not offer CEU credits. Click here to purchase the certificate of attendance option »
Meet the Expert Speaker:
Timothy Wilens, M.D., is an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston and a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Wilens’ research interests include the relationship between ADHD, bipolar disorder, and substance use disorders; and the treatment of ADHD, substance use disorders, and juvenile bipolar disorder across the lifespan. He also studies the misuse of stimulant and other prescription medications as well as the implementation of screening in behavioral health clinics. His peer-reviewed articles are published in prestigious journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Psychiatry, and Pediatrics.
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