Reply To: Treating adhd in people prone to addiction

Home Welcome to the ADDitude Forums For Adults Treating Your ADHD Treating adhd in people prone to addiction Reply To: Treating adhd in people prone to addiction

#122264
Penny Williams
Keymaster

Definitely need to talk to the prescribing doctor, as you mentioned, and be honest about it. There isn’t any scientific evidence to this, but some people feel that amphetamines are stronger and easier to abuse. Adderall is the main stimulant taken by those without ADHD that want ultra focus for studying and such. A methylphenidate may reduce your chances of addictive behaviors — you’d probably have to try it to know.

A Patient’s Primer on the Stimulant Medications Used to Treat ADHD

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism