Looking for an ADHD Summer Camp or School? Call Toll Free 866.828.1678

No Correlation Between ADHD Medication and Substance Abuse

A team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital recently concluded a study in which they investigated the relationship between ADHD medication and substance abuse. Their findings are encouraging for patients and parents alike.
"The study found no relationship between having ever received stimulant treatment and the risk of future alcohol or other substance abuse. The age at which stimulant treatment began and how long it continued also had no impact on substance abuse."
Results of the study also should relieve some of the pressure felt by physicians who worry about the long-term effects of ADHD stimulant medication. Read more at WAFB.com.

Learn more about teen drug use at DrugRehabTreatment.com.

Labels: medications, substance_abuse

Posted By: Aspen Education Group