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Ask the Expert Online Series

The NRC's monthly chats provide the opportunity to ask questions of leading experts on ADHD.

Our August Ask the Expert:

Mark L.Wolraich Who: Mark L. Wolraich, MD
What: Preventing Medication Diversion among Teens and Young Adults
When: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, 2:00 - 3:00 PM (Eastern).

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  • Do you know a teenager or a college-aged young adult who has been prescribed stimulant medication for ADHD?
  • Are you concerned about the sharing or misuse of prescription ADHD medication?

Students who have been prescribed stimulant medications often find themselves pressured by peers to share their prescriptions. Unfortunately, many donít know or fully understand the dangers of sharing or misusing their stimulant medications, including health risks, legal entanglements, even expulsion from school.

During the August Ask the Expert, Dr. Mark Wolraich will discuss the health and legal risks of sharing medications, how the misuse of medications can be prevented, and how teens and young adults can take an active role in safeguarding their medications.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask Dr. Wolraich how students, parents and educators can help to prevent the misuse of medication during the question and answer session.

About Mark L. Wolraich, MD

Mark L. Wolraich, MD, is the Shaun Walters Professor of Pediatrics and the Director of the Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center and the Child Study Center. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Mental Health, Maternal and Child Health Research Program, National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Wolraich has been active nationally in the American Academy of Pediatrics where has chaired several committees on ADHD and behavioral health conditions, including Quality Improvement-Subcommittee on ADHD.

Dr. Wolraich has written or co-authored numerous journal articles on ADHD and related concerns. He was honored with the Louis Salk Award for Distinguished Service from the Society for Pediatric Psychology, induction into the CHADD Hall of Fame, the C. Anderson Aldrich Award from the AAP and the Edith Kinney-Gaylord Presidential professorship from the University of Oklahoma.

Recordings: Available to the public 2-3 days following the chat.
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