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Statistics About Teens with ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the more common mental disorders in teens that can occur in childhood and progress throughout adolescence and adulthood. Teens with ADHD are often very intelligent and creative individuals, they just struggle more with the challenges from their symptoms and the pressures of adolescence than those children who do not have the disorder. 

Teens may turn to substance abuse to cope, relax, fit in or slow down their hyperactivity; whatever their reason for using drugs and alcohol, there are available resources to help teens recover from ADHD and any other co-occurring disorders such as substance abuse. Learn the statistics: 

Teen ADHD and Substance Abuse Infographic

Although each situation is unique, the following are the most common risk factors that may increase a teen's likelihood of having ADHD: 

  • Gender (males)
  • Family history of ADHD 
  • Prenatal risks  
  • Environmental toxins
  • Underdevelopment in the structure of the brain

Treating ADHD often requires an integrative treatment approach. A combination of evidence-based treatment methods is the most effective way to quell the symptoms from ADHD. 

If your teen is struggling with ADHD and substance abuse, call us today at 844-924-8281. Our experienced team of professionals can help you and your family heal. Our admissions counselors are available to help answer any questions you may have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. 

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