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Penny Williams
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I’m adding a couple articles here to back up Dr. Eric’s response:

Is ADHD Medication Safe If You Have a History of Substance Abuse?

Listen to “ADHD and Substance Use Disorders: How to Recognize and Manage Addiction” with Timothy Wilens, M.D.

The ADHD & Addiction Link: Addictive Behaviors in Adults Explained

Psychosis is definitely a potential “side effect” if one is abusing stimulant medications.

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