An eight year study from researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, in conjunction with six other healthcare centers across the country, of over 600 teenagers has shown that kids diagnosed with ADHD have a substantially higher prevalence of substance abuse and cigarette use than kids without ADHD, regardless of whether or not the ADHD is being treated. Teens with ADHD are three times more likely to have serious problems with substances. The results showed that 35% of ADHD students in the study had used one or more substances, compared to 20% of non-ADHD students. Ten percent experienced serious problems, compared to three percent of other students.
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