Free Webinar Replay: ADHD and Substance Use Disorders: How to Recognize and Manage Addiction in Adults and Adolescents

imageMany experts imagine that ADHD is a chance issue for substance abuse disorder (SUD). An estimated 15 and 25 p.c of adults with a life-time historical past of SUD even have ADHD. So how is SUD connected to ADHD? The short resolution is we aren’t positive.

The longer resolution is that various components play a role in the relationship — everything from genetics to the dopamine receptors in the ADHD mind. One thing we do know is that ADHD may be associated with a better chance of smoking at an earlier age and that people who smoke with ADHD are less most likely to destroy the addiction. Understanding the high correlation between ADHD and SUDs, in addition to the catastrophic effects SUDs have on a person and circle of relatives, are key in helping doctors save you addiction in folks with attention deficit.

In this webinar you're going to be informed:

  • How dopamine in the ADHD brain may play a task in SUDs
  • The role of stimulants in impacting a patient’s possibilities of developing an SUD
  • Best treatments for adults managing SUD
  • Best remedies for adolescents who diagnosed with SUD
  • What actions medical doctors can take to cut back adolescents’ chances of growing SUD

Webinar replays include:

  • Slides accompanying the webinar
  • Related assets from ADDitude
  • Free e-newsletter updates about ADHD

This ADHD Experts webinar was once first broadcast survive January 15, 2019. 

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Dr. Timothy Wilens is Chief of Child Psychiatry at Mass General and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition, he is Director of Substance Abuse Services in the Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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