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Meds: Tips for High-Schoolers

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

Student with ADHD and executive function disorder reading book in library
Student with ADHD reading book in library

(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 ADHD 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. ADHD 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.