A child with ADHD is 25% more likely to have a substance abuse disorder.
As ADHD increases impulsivity, people with the disorder are more likely to try alcohol and drugs in their late teen years and into adulthood.
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%
With treatment, ADHD symptoms can be diminished as can the likelihood of substance use.
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