Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/103144
About the Course:
Substance use disorder (SUD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) frequently co-occur, and the presence of ADHD complicates the treatment of the addiction. Pharmacotherapy is a potent intervention in childhood and adult ADHD, but findings have been mixed in adolescent and adult ADHD patients with SUDs. This review focuses on several contributing factors and possible explanations, with implications both for future research and for clinical practice.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Pharmacological Treatment of ADHD in Addicted Patients: What Does the Literature Tell Us? created by Pieter-Jan Carpentier, MD, PhD and Frances R. Levin, MD, PhD in 2017.
Publication Date:Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2017 Mar-Apr; 25(2): 50–64. 2017
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Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Identify the pharmacological treatments of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in patients with substance abuse disorders (SUDs).
- Discuss the clinical implications that exist with the treatment of ADHD patients with SUDs.
- Analyze some of the randomized, placebo-controlled trials that evaluate the pharmacotherapy for ADHD in adults and adult SUD patients.
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