Every year, millions of ADHD children start receiving treatment for their disorder. From lack of concentration to frequent fits of aggression, their sufferings are numerous. ADHD can have its toll on the child’s life if it is not treated at an early stage.
ADHD children, easy victims of drug abuse
The fact that their child is suffering from ADHD syndrome itself is quite distressing to parents. And to make matters worse, studies have shown that they are easy victims of substance abuse. Most of the time, this happens due to the fact that children imitate their parents in everything. Parents who depend on drugs to get a relief from the stress of handling their ADHD child unknowingly invites their child to the same support. Besides, the difficulties an ADHD child faces due to the disease in life forces them to resort to drugs as stimulants and as a source of a temporary relief from their distress in the absence of medical or psychological assistance.
Hope for parents
Fortunately for parents, the situation is not so terrifying as it may appear to be. Spending time with the ADHD child, listening to their daily struggles patiently and availing medical assistance if required can go a long way in making the life of an ADHD child a bit more comfortable. Furthermore, encouraging them to imitate the lives of great personalities too can have a positive impact. You would have to treat every single a fresh and completely new day to ensure that you do not get impatient with your child’s repeated remarks on the trials he/she faces in life.
If you know for sure that your drug addiction is the result of your struggles as an ADHD child, it is highly recommended that you get medical assistance as fast as possible. Remember, there are millions in the world who row in the same boat with you.
The lives of ADHD children may be stressful, but caring parents can channelize their negative energy to something productive leading them to a better, less stressful life.