Meds: Tips for High-Schoolers

Medications are your responsibility now. Here are things to keep in mind.

(Parents: Continue monitoring to make sure your teen remembers to take them.)

  • Fine-tune your medication schedule. Keep track of when it's most important to keep your AD/HD symptoms in check. When are you most likely to be driving? How late do you study? These are times when your medication should be in effect.
  • Be aware of the dangers of alcohol and drugs. AD/HD medications can affect the metabolism of alcohol, which can result in dangerously high blood-alcohol levels. Drugs such as marijuana may render your medications less effective. Mixing cocaine and stimulant medications can be fatal.
 

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