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Another study on how stimulant medication does NOT increase substance abuse

Here’s another study on how taking stimulant medication for ADHD does NOT increase the chances of substance abuse.

People who started taking stimulant medication at 6 or 7 years of age had the same substance abuse rate as non-ADHD people.

In addition, people who started taking stimulant medication when they were 8 to 12 years of age had a higher substance abuse rate than people who started taking stimulant medication at 6 to 7 years of age.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23899451/

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:14+00:00 April 1st, 2008|Categories: ADHD, Medication, Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Another study on how stimulant medication does NOT increase substance abuse

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Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling based in Tampa Bay, Florida, where she specializes in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Dr. Sarkis conducts evaluations, testing, diagnosis, and counseling services. She also is a public speaker, consultant, coach, and is a facilitator in collaborative law.