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Ritalin Not Linked To Substance Abuse
2013-05-30 10:55:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has found no link between medications taken for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and substance abuse in adulthood. Previous research has indicated that children with ADHD are more likely to develop into drug users as adults, and until now it was suspected that the stimulants taken to control this condition were responsible for the abuse....

2011-02-11 22:02:03

Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are two to three times more likely than children without the disorder to develop serious substance abuse problems in adolescence and adulthood, according to a study by UCLA psychologists and colleagues at the University of South Carolina. "This greater risk for children with ADHD applies to boys and girls, it applies across race and ethnicity "” the findings were very consistent," said Steve S. Lee, a UCLA assistant professor of...