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According to an article in Psychiatric Times, stimulant medications do not foster substance abuse or other addictive behavior in patients with ADHD. The article also states that women with ADHD were not at higher risk for addiction than their male counterparts. Although high risk behaviors and substance abuse are common in people with ADHD, no differences were found between those who were medicated with stimulant medication and those who were not medicated. To read this article in its entirety, click here.