Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Substance Abuse

Many people suffer with a mental health condition, which can increase the risk of developing a substance use disorder or addiction. Often, one or more underlying mental health illnesses co-occur with a substance use disorder or addiction. When anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and ADHD are untreated, a person might self-medicate with drugs or alcohol…

Why Do Young People Abuse Study Drugs?

Adderall, Vitalin, Vyvanse, and other stimulant drugs are prescribed to people who struggle with learning disorders/mental illnesses like attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, better known as ADD/ADHD. Living with ADD or ADHD stems beyond the generalized concept of not being able to focus on a task. ADHD can cause cognitive dysfunction, sometimes…