Updated 11 January 2016

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Many parents are concerned that their child with ADHD might become addicted to his/her medication. There is no need to worry – stimulants have been used in ADHD children for over half a century, and there's no reliable evidence of addiction, dependency or an increased risk of later substance abuse.

In his book Understanding ADHD, Dr Christopher Green points out that children, adolescents and even adults with ADHD live their lives with a circling, muddled mind.

When medication is effective, their thoughts become much more clear and focused.

Humans take addictive drugs to escape the world, not to become fully focused on reality.

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