March 12, 2024 | PMP Series | Stimulant Treatment for Adult ADHD: Applying the Evidence to People with SUDs



Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 12:00-1:00pm

There have been increasing rates of ADHD treatment nationwide, with non-expert providers becoming increasingly involved in diagnosis and treatment. At the same time, ADHD disproportionately affects people with substance use disorders and greatly increases the potential risk for developing, activating, or continuing a stimulant use disorder. In this presentation we will explore the diagnosis and treatment of adult ADHD alongside substance use disorder.

1. Raise awareness of the complexity of ADHD diagnosis
2. Understand evidence or treatment of adult ADHD alone and with SUD
3. Understand the potential harms of treating adult ADHD with stimulant medication


professional photo of a woman smiling against a blue backgroundLeah Bauer, MD, FASAM | Leah Bauer, MD is Medical Director of Behavioral Health at MaineHealth’s Mid Coast-Parkview Hospital in Brunswick, Maine. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine, and is board certified in Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Bauer graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and went on to residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital adult psychiatry program, where she served as administrative chief resident. She has past clinical experience in general adult outpatient psychiatry and college mental health. In her current clinical role at Mid Coast Hospital, Dr. Bauer leads a team of providers and behavioral health clinicians overseeing a robust MOUD program, provides psychiatric consultation and management across the continuum of addiction care, and particularly with pregnant and post-partum women. She has worked collaboratively across systems of care in clinical and administrative capacities to develop innovative programs including a low barrier MOUD program, a novel primary care integration model, and one of the first Emergency Department buprenorphine initiation programs in the nation. She serves on the State of Maine’s Clinical Opioid Advisory Council. Dr. Bauer has presented on issues relating to psychiatry and addiciton medicine at local and national levels.

photo of a woman smiling against a white backgroundAndrea Truncali, MD, MPH | Andrea Truncali, MD, MPH is a board-certified physician in both Internal and Addiction Medicine, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University. She completed medical school and residency at New York University, followed by further training in preventive medicine and public health. In pursuit of improving the health and well-being of underserved people, Dr Truncali takes care of patients in specialty substance use treatment as well as primary care settings, provides education and guidance to physicians on the topic of substance use disorder, and contributes to activities at the state level regarding substance use prevention and treatment.

Prescribing clinicians and their teams

Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and CCSME. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this regularly scheduled series for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity qualifies for 1 credit of the 3 CME credit requirement for opioid medication education found in P.L. 2015, Chapter 488, Maine’s legislation to address the opioid drug crisis. It additionally qualifies for 1 credit of the 8 credit requirement set by the DEA MATE act.

*Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and other non-physician prescribers will be awarded a certificate of participation with a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Contact Hours
1 contact hour for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals.
1 Category I contact hour for psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
1 contact hour CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.