Opioid Use on the Rise Among Adults with ADHD Taking Stimulants
Long-term concurrent use of stimulant medications and opioids has become increasingly common in adults with ADHD, according to a new study using Medicaid data from 29 states between 1999 and 2010.
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The psychiatrist I am seeing was very very reticent to let me go back into Ritalin after I told him I had a problem with opiates in the past. He said doctors are certainly discouraged from prescribing stimulants to people with addiction issues, and face penalties if things go badly. I think he finally allowed it because it was clear I don’t even like taking stimulants, there just aren’t many effective options for people with severe inattentive ADHD.