Skip to main content
Digital Recording

The Critical Intersection of ADHD & Addiction: Why Treating Both Matters

Average Rating:
Not yet rated
Jeremy W. Didier, LMSW, LMAC
1 Hour 31 Minutes
Nov 10, 2022
Product Code:
Media Type:
Digital Recording
Never expires.


While the link between addiction and ADHD is well established, treatment options for those with dual diagnoses are unclear.  Ongoing stigma and perceived risks around using stimulant medication for treatment can complicate the prognosis. Gender differences, traumatic experiences, age of ADHD diagnosis and family history all play a role in developing a successful continuing care plan.

In this session, view ADHD & Addiction expert, Jeremy Didier, as she shares her comprehensive approach to effectively manage both ADHD and Addiction in her practice.  You’ll learn strategies you can immediately utilize with your clients including:

  • Executive Function Skills protocols designed to increase after care compliance
  • Relapse prevention & risk reduction techniques utilizing CBT, mindfulness and motivational interviewing
  • A well-informed clinical interview to identify symptoms related to ADHD and which are a result of co-morbid depression, anxiety and/or SUD
  • Critical psychoeducation on ADHD symptom manifestation for the dually diagnosed and impact of the bi-directional relationship between ADHD and Trauma on clients in recovery
  • Assessment tools aimed at stopping the inter-generational cycle of chaos - ensuring at risk families get the knowledge and support they need
  • Integrated community and healthcare management strategies to ensure continuum of care


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


This online program is worth 1.75 hours CPD.



Jeremy W. Didier, LMSW, LMAC's Profile

Jeremy W. Didier, LMSW, LMAC Related seminars and products

Jeremy W. Didier, LMSW, LMAC (she/her/hers) is a licensed clinician at the Jordan Psychological Center in Overland Park, KS and is an ICF certified ADHD coach with ImpactParents. Jeremy specializes in assessing and therapeutically treating adults who have ADHD. She is a nationally recognized speaker, a frequent contributor to respected online media outlets, and is a passionate advocate for adults with co-morbid ADHD & substance use disorder. Didier works as a mentor and provides support for justice-involved individuals as they prepare to return to traditional society. Jeremy also participates in a panel of professional women who provide insight and psychoeducation on the under-diagnosis of girls and women with ADHD at the local and state level. She is the group founder and co-coordinator of Kansas City’s award-winning CHADD chapter, ADHDKC; she also sits on the CHADD National Board of Directors. In her spare time, Jeremy is an unapologetic lover of all things Star Wars and Star Trek; her favorite accomplishment is being mom to five fabulous and neurodiverse kids.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Jeremy Didier has employment relationships with Jordan Psychological Center and ImpactParents. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jeremy Didier is the co-coordinator of ADHDKC and Kansas City's local CHADD. She is a member of the Children & Adults with ADHD, the American Psychological Association, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the National Association of Social Workers, and the National Association of Addiction Professionals.


  1. Integrate treatment options for clients with co-morbid ADHD and Substance Use Disorder.
  2. Support clients navigating recovery options and executive function challenges to improve treatment outcomes.
  3. Distinguish between pre and post treatment symptoms of ADHD in the individual with co-morbid substance use disorder.
  4. Defend the necessity of evaluating clients with substance disorder for co-morbid ADHD.


  • Is it ADHD, Addiction, or Both
    • Assessment & Diagnosis
    • Trauma Informed ADHD
    • Childhood v Adult onset
  • Meds, Mindfulness and Management
    • Treatment Options
    • Relapse prevention/Risk reduction/Symptom Management
    • CBT & EF Skill Development
  • Communicating, Connecting and Championing
    • Psychoeducation – acceptance, prevention, identification
    • Integrated Healthcare & Community management
    • Recovery speed bumps & roadblocks
    • Stigma or Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Educators/Teachers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Psychologists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Social Workers


Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to or call 01235847393.

Please wait ...

Back to Top