HYBRID EVENT: You can participate in person at Orlando, Florida, USA or Virtually from your home or work.

3rd Edition of Global Conference on

Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry

October 24-26, 2022 | Orlando, Florida, USA

GAB 2021

The Interaction between Substance Use and ADHD Outcomes and Function

Speaker at Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry 2021 - Joseph Sadek
Dalhousie University, Canada
Title : The Interaction between Substance Use and ADHD Outcomes and Function


Although Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is associated with an increased risk of substance use disorder (SUD), existing literature on how SUD interacts with ADHD outcomes is limited. This presentation will discuss the interaction between SUD among individuals with ADHD. The presentation will summarize the results of the new research conducted in that area. It will discuss the association between overall functioning of patients with ADHD who reported using substances. In addition, It will help participants understand the association between heavy cannabis use and ADHD outcomes and functioning. 


Dr. Joseph Sadek is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University, the clinical and academic leader, NSH acute care and the Director of the Atlantic ADHD center in NS. He served as the VP of CADDRA and currently a member of CADDRA advisory council. He completed his psychiatry residency training at Dalhousie University in 2004 and his psychopharmacology research training and GCSRT at Harvard University. 

Dr. Sadek is the author of five books “Clinician’s Guide to ADH (2013), Adult ADHD Comorbidities” (Springer, 2016) and Child and Adolescents ADHD comorbidities” (2018), Suicide Risk Assessment (2019) and Clinician’s Guide to psychopharmacology (2021). Dr. Sadek received several awards and grants. Latest from the Government of NS House of Assembly in 2019.