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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
Have a question for our expert? There will be an opportunity to post questions for the presenter during the live webinar.
Meet the Expert Speakers:
Timothy Wilens, MD, 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.
Certificate of Attendance: For information on how to purchase the certificate of attendance option (cost $10), register for the webinar, then look for instructions in the email you’ll receive one hour after it ends. The certificate of attendance link will also be available here, on the webinar replay page, several hours after the live webinar. ADDitude does not offer CEU credits.
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