Small Dose #14- YES, We NEED to treat ADHD!!

“Children growing up with ADHD often face a higher risk for substance use disorders compared with the general population. New research shows that treatment with extended-release stimulants early in adolescence may reduce the risk of developing dependencies on cigarettes, alcohol, or drugs.”

-Dr. Timothy E. Wilkins, MD, Director, Center for Addiction Medicine, Child Psychiatry Services, Mass. General in Boston

 There are many risk factors  associated with non-treatment for ADHD.

A post with more information on the risks of not treating ADHD with medication to follow soon.

Learning how to navigate life’s Parenting Journey is never-ending! 😉

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