ADHD with Co Morbid Substance Related Disorders



In this 2 CE hour training Introduction to the DSM-5 criteria for the commonly co-accompanying disorders with ADHD and substance-related disorders (SRD) will be discussed along with the presentation of the basics (including biochemical aspects) of ADHD and SRD, along with common, co-occurring conditions and discussion of major assessment issues involved with this population.  Elucidation of various treatment paradigms deemed most efficacious with this population.  The presenter will briefly present an overview of some of the “dos and don’ts” with this population, along with some challenges that might accompany some co-occurring conditions and also when and to whom to refer (and/or potentially include as part of the treatment team that may be needed with some combinations of commonly seen conditions with SRD and ADHD.


  • Explain the changes in terminology and criteria with ADHD and common co-morbid disorders according to the DSM-5.
  • Identify various aspects of assessment with this population.
  • Recognize which therapeutic tactics are considered most effective with this population.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of when and to whom to refer (or bring into the treatment team) with various constellations of these co-occurring disorders.
  • Describe when and how to apply some nontraditional treatment approaches when required by various combinations of these common, polymorbid conditions.
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, & Licensed Professional Counselors
Content level: Beginner to intermediate

2 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC, & NBCC

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 1
  • Skill level Beginner to Intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 1004
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Self
  • Video Recording
    • Lecture.1
      ADHD-Please click here to watch the recording
  • Quiz
    • Quiz.1
      ADHD with Co Morbid Substance Related Disorders Quiz 15 questions
  • Course Evaluation
    • Lecture.1
      ADHD with Co Morbid Substance Related Disorders Course Evaluation

Stephen Mathis is a licensed psychologist and an internationally certified addictions counselor who has been working with adolescents, young and middle adults, and families/couples since 1983. He is one of the few clinicians who works on weekends and makes house calls. In addition to providing a variety of assessments (i.e., psychoeducational, forensic, cognitive, emotional, neurological, personological), individual psychotherapy (both “regularly scheduled” and intensive outpatient), and group therapy, Dr. Mathis is an adjunct/part-time faculty at several colleges and training institutes, conducts seminars and workshops nationwide on a variety of topics, supervises other therapists, consults with various professionals and organizations, has pioneered a new form of music-assisted therapy (M.A.TH.I.S.), and is in the process of writing a book on addictions based on his development trauma model. True to the advice given to the patients he serves, Dr. Mathis adheres to a healthy lifestyle, an illicit substance-free existence, and a holistic dietary regimen, making the majority of his meals from scratch himself without using refined or artificial ingredients or simple carbohydrates. In his free time, Dr. Mathis is an avid collector of classic stringed instruments and amplifiers, as well as a being a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, arranger, and producer.