Unique Motivations and Patters (sic) of Substance Use in Individuals With ADHD

 ADHD in the News 2024-01-25

CONFERENCE REPORTER: Individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity (ADHD) show distinct motivations and patterns of substance use. Additionally, treating ADHD symptoms does not decrease an individual’s likelihood of misusing substances. The poster, “Substance Use Motives and Patterns in People With and Without ADHD,” presented at the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders 2024 conference sought to understand motivations and patterns of substance use in individuals with ADHD compared with controls.[1]