Below are past articles previously published in Drugs & Addiction Magazine. These are filled with current and relevant information and statistics and can be used as great conversation starters with youth.
Study ADHD Medication OverdosesJune 14, 2018
A study from the National Poison Data System’s data from 2000 to 2014 found there was a 71 percent increase in calls to U.S. poison control centers related to the ingestion of prescribed ADHD medications in children 19 and under. About half of those exposures were intentional abuse, misuse or suicide attempts. Parents can help prevent accidental overdoses by storing pills out of reach and supervising their children’s prescribed daily doses.