Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Cannabis Use Disorder: A Toxic Couple
Date & Time
Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Roberto Olivardia

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition characterized by attention dysregulation, impulsivity, hyperactivity and executive functioning issues. Cannabis is one of the most widely abused substances among people with ADHD. Studies show that those diagnosed with ADHD are more likely to develop a Cannabis Use Disorder. One study found that 34% to 46% of those seeking treatment for cannabis dependence had an ADHD diagnosis. Cannabis is not medicinal for ADHD. Cannabis carries lifelong psychological and physical consequences to the developing brain and body, and people with ADHD are especially vulnerable to its effects. This webinar will first educate viewers on the facts on ADHD, a widely misunderstood diagnosis. Understanding why people with ADHD are at higher risk for dependence will be reviewed through knowledge on the ADHD brain, as well as other psychological factors. Though marijuana use is a hotly debated topic, this webinar focuses on strong scientific studies and clinical examples to drive home the cannabis-ADHD connection, as well as important treatment implications when someone with Cannabis Use Disorder also has ADHD.

4pm ET/1pm PT

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