SPEED KILLS – 

Nov. 23, 2020 – Hadland says while there are few options to treat stimulant addiction, efforts to deal with the opioid epidemic should make special consideration of young people and other drugs.

“Efforts can be improved by broadening the scope of treatment — which is often focused on opioids and medications to treat them, and to ensure that clinicians are also helping youth set goals around reducing their stimulant use,” according to Hadland. “In some cases, youth use stimulants because they have ADHD or other mental health problems, and addressing these underlying problems will help youth reduce or eliminate their stimulant use.” The study was published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics.

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