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No link between ADHD meds, drug abuse

March 3, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A new study in the American Journal of Psychiatry shows there is no link between ADHD medications and future drug or substance abuse.Researchers say kids taking psycho-stimulant drugs are no more likely than their peers to abuse drugs or alcohol as young adults.

Previous studies looking for a link between ADHD medications and substance abuse produced conflicting results.

Researchers say this should reassure parents of ADHD children that current psycho-stimulant medications are the best method of treatment.


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