Teens with ADHD more susceptible to drug abuse

Adolescents with attention deficit disorder (ADHD) are more likely to have substance abuse problems than teens without, new research has shown.

The study of 600 children over an eight-year period found impulsive decision making, poor school performance and difficulty forming relationships all contribute to increased risk of drug abuse.

Contrary to previous findings, current medications for ADHD do not counter the risk for substance abuse and substance-use disorder.

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