(2007) The nonmedical use of prescription ADHD medications


Among persons who had never been prescribed medication to treat ADHD, friends or family members were the most common source. Productivity was the most frequently endorsed reason for NMU [non-medical use]. Alcohol was the substance most commonly used in combination with ADHD drugs…

See, if you just say that the drug use was “non-medical,” then it automatically means addiction.

Because most prescription ADHD medications currently are highly regulated, policy options for supply-side reduction of nonmedical use may include identifying those medications with lower abuse liability for inclusion on insurance formularies.

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