10 ADD/ADHD Myths

Myth #3: Children on ADHD medications are more likely to take drugs as teenagers.

While it's true that people with ADHD are naturally impulsive and more likely to take risks, those patients taking stimulants for this disorder are actually at lower risk of using other drugs. Children and teenagers who have ADHD and also have coexisting conditions may be at high risk for drug and alcohol abuse, regardless of the medication used.

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