Addiction and ADHD

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder, which often prevails throughout an individual’s life. ADHD has various comorbidities, one of them being Substance Abuse (SA). SA is not a disorder but can lead to one – Substance Use Disorder (SUD), in the case of long-term drug consumption leading to dependency, both psychological and physical. Learning about this comorbidity is important, since ADHD is relatively prevalent, as are deaths from substance use and overdose.