A child with ADHD is 25% more likely to have a substance abuse disorder.

What to Know

As ADHD increases impulsivity, people with the disorder are more likely to try alcohol and drugs in their late teen years and into adulthood.

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What to Do

Treatment for ADHD can help to alleviate impulsivity and lessen the likelihood of drug and alcohol abuse. Regular treatment can reduce ADHD symptoms by nearly 80%

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With treatment, ADHD symptoms can be diminished as can the likelihood of substance use.