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Study finds that stimulant medication does not increase substance abuse

In a 10-year study by Biederman, et al. (2008), it was found that people with ADHD who took stimulant medication had neither a decreased or increased risk of substance abuse. 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18316421

Biederman, J., Monuteaux, M.C., Spencer, T., Wilens, T.E., et al. (2008).  Stimulant therapy and risk for subsequent substance use disorders in male adults With ADHD: A naturalistic controlled 10-year follow-up study.  American Journal of Psychiatry, 165(5), 597-603.

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