Adults with ADHD and Substance Use Disorders (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course examines the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and substance use disorders in adults.  The course includes a discussion of DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, stimulant misuse, ADHD screening tools, and treatment options.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  

Course Reading:  Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Use Disorders

Publisher:  SAMHSA

Find the reading at:  https://www.freestatesocialwork.com//articles/adultswithADHDandSUDs.pdf

Course Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and substance use disorders in adults.

Learning Objectives:   Identify DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for ADHD and the manifestations of inattention and hyperactivty.  Describe the relationship between ADHD and substance use disorders in adults.  Identify treatment options for ADHD and co-occurring substance use disorders.

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1: According to the DSM-5, the essential feature of ADHD is
 
 
 
 
2: The manifestations of inattention include
 
 
 
3: The hyperactivity symptoms are usually the most noticeable during the
 
 
 
 
4: According to DSM-5 diagnostic criteria,  which of the following is an example of hyperactivity and impulsivity?
 
 
 
 
5: In most instances, the hyperactivity and impulsivity symptoms _____________ with age.
 
 
6: Most adults with ADHD struggle mainly with the  manifestations of ______________.
 
 
7: What kind of therapy helps people with ADHD by making them more aware of the symptoms and providing some coping techniques?
 
 
 
 
8: One large epidemiological study found that _____________ of adults with ADHD also met criteria for a substance use disorder.
 
 
 
 
9: Studies have shown that between _____________ of college students have ADHD.
 
 
 
 
10: Between 2006 and 2012, which age group was the most likely to misuse Adderall?
 
 
 
11: Roughly _____________ of college students with ADHD report that they have sold or given away their prescribed stimulant medication at least once.
 
 
 
 
12: Research has suggested that fraternity and sorority members are at ___________ risk than other students of using prescription stimulants without a prescription.
 
 
13: The main motivation students give for using diverted prescription stimulants is to improve
 
 
 
14: Which six question screening tool takes only about a minute, on average, to complete?
 
 
15: Which type of stimulant is believed to have less abuse potential?
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 9/6/2018 - 9/6/2021. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education clock hour.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.