“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.
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