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Adderall poses a high risk for addiction and is chemically very similar to methamphetamine unfortunately. I know that not everyone has these resources but if you are able to, consider therapy or counseling to help understand attention issues and build healthy habits for them. Even if you continue medicine, it will be helpful to gauge overtime how well they are working in a private, confidential setting between your child and a therapist. Adderall has lots of side effects and like many ADHD medications, can lead to many issues in the future physically and mentally. Your commitment to finding a solution for him speaks the world and he is very lucky to have you!