Most Teens Who Abuse AD/HD Medications Get Them From Someone Else, Study Suggests

HealthDay (3/8, Preidt) reports that “abuse of AD/HD stimulant drugs…is on the rise, and” research published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence “finds that most teens who abuse the drugs get them from someone else.” About 11,000 US children and teens were surveyed. Approximately “7 percent of the participants said they had used a prescription stimulant drug in the past 30 days, and more than half said their use was non-medical.” The researchers found that nearly “90 percent of the kids who were abusing an AD/HD” medication “said they had used someone else’s medication.”

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— “Most Teens Who Abuse ADHD Meds Get Them From Others,” Robert Preidt, Healthy, March 8, 2016.

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