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FEB 11, 2013 - Futurity

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Drug abuse rates higher in teens with ADHD

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — Adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to have problems with substance abuse and cigarette use compared to teens without ADHD, research shows.Published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the study also found that, contrary to previous findings, current medications for ADHD do not counter the risk for substance abuse and substance use disorder (SUD). Increased use of cigarettes in teenagers with ADHD histories commonly occurs with use of other substances such as alcohol and marijuana.

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