Stimulant Treatment For ADHD Has No Effect On Risk Of Future Substance Abuse, Study Finds

The risk of future drug or substance abuse is often a factor in parental decision on the use of medications for ADHD. This is one of many research and summary articles found in the scientific literature that show no relationship, or a negative relationship, between the use of medically prescribed stimulants and later substance abuse. While there are some articles that disagree, the vast majority of scientific evidence is that the use of stimulants by children and adolescents does not lead to later substance abuse, and may actually reduce the chances of substance abuse. Discuss this issue openly with your medical provider. Obtain information from a doctor you trust, rather than friends, workmates or popular press stories aimed at selling newspapers and magazines. Talk to your doctor.

Stimulant Treatment For ADHD Has No Effect On Risk Of Future Substance Abuse, Study Finds

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