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ERIC Number: EJ1143705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1067-828X
A Clinician's Guide to Co-Occurring ADHD among Adolescent Substance Users: Comorbidity, Neurodevelopmental Risk, and Evidence-Based Treatment Options
Hogue, Aaron; Evans, Steven W.; Levin, Frances R.
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v26 n4 p277-292 2017
This article introduces neurodevelopmental and clinical considerations for treating adolescents with co-occurring attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and adolescent substance use (ASU) in outpatient settings. We first describe neurobiological impairments common to ADHD and ASU, including comorbidity with conduct disorder, that evoke a profile of multiplicative developmental risk. We then present two evidence-based options for targeting ADHD-related problems during ASU treatment. "Medication integration interventions" utilize family ADHD psychoeducation to prompt decision making about ADHD medication and integrate medication management into behavioral services. Clinic-based "academic training interventions" utilize family interventions to improve the home academic environment and boost organization skills. We conclude with recommendations for ADHD assessment and intervention sequencing.
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Language: English
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