Kids With ADHD Show A Higher Risk For Substance Abuse Problems

Two recent large studies reflect growing evidence that ADHD increases children’s risk for abusing tobacco, alcohol and other drugs when they are older.

Note: The article mentions a relationship between conduct disorder, in which juveniles show poor impulse control and a disregard for rules, and drug use in general — including alcoholism.  A careless reading could give the impression that the author is stating that all alcoholics have conduct disorders.  This is emphatically not the case.  The remarks refer to a specific subset of young people with ADHD, and not to the population at large.

Read the article at Scientific American

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