ED visits involving ADHD stimulant medications are on the rise

Published on January 28, 2013 at 6:10 AM · No Comments

"ADHD medications, when properly prescribed and used can be of enormous benefit to those suffering from ADHD, but like any other medication they can pose serious risks - particularly when they are misused," said SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde. "This study indicates that a better job has to be done alerting all segments of society - not just the young - that misuse of these medications is extremely dangerous."

One of the goals of SAMHSA Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success program is to address prescription drug misuse and abuse among persons aged 12 to 25. States throughout the nation are using the resources and information provided by this program to raise awareness in their communities about on the potential risks of misusing prescription medicines and what can be done to help prevent it.

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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