ADHD and Drug Abuse Directory
Studies show that those with ADHD are at a higher risk for drug or alcohol abuse. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about ADHD's link to drug and alcohol problems, how to treat or prevent these problems, and much more.
ADHD and Substance Abuse
Are people with ADHD at higher risk of alcohol and drug abuse? WebMD examines the link.
ADHD Medication Side Effects
Tips to reduce the side effects of adult ADHD medications.
Prescription Drug Abuse
About 20% of the U.S. population has abused prescription meds. What defines an addiction, and which drugs are popular?
Stimulant Medications for ADHD
Most children and adults who take stimulants to treat ADHD respond well to the medications. Here’s an overview of the types of stimulants available to treat ADHD and their possible side effects.
Slideshows & Images
Commonly Abused Drugs
This slideshow features pictures of commonly abused prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including depressants, pain relievers, and stimulants.
ADHD in Adults
Most people think of children when they hear the term attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But 30%-70% of kids with ADHD continue having symptoms when they grow up. Learn more about ADHD in adults.
ADHD in Children
Does your child fidget a lot and can't seem to pay attention in school? Those are some of the signs of ADHD. See what all the symptoms are like and find out how it's treated.