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Do ADHD Meds Lead to Addiction?

Posted on April 23, 2014 in Drug Addiction

Do ADHD Meds Lead to Addiction?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is commonly treated with medications that contain amphetamine or some other powerful stimulant. For some time, doctors and researchers have been attempting to find out if children who take these medications have increased risks for abusing drugs or alcohol when they reach adulthood. According to the results of an unusually long-term study on the subject published in January 2014 in the journal Addictive Behaviors, treatment with stimulant ADHD medications in childhood is indeed linked with adult substance abuse and addiction issues.

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