Doctors see rise in ADHD prescription abuse - Tucson News Now

Doctors see rise in ADHD prescription abuse

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A national medical group has issued a warning about the growth of ADHD prescription abuse.

According to the American Academy of Neurology, ADHD medication is being used by kids who aren't prescribed to it, but take the pills to stay focused in school.

Doctors say taking ADHD medication repeatedly and when not needed is dangerous while students' brains are still developing, and they are putting themselves at risk of potential addiction, anxiety, depression or insomnia.

The medical group says the best alternative is to maintain a good diet and exercise regimen and to get enough sleep.

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