Locations

Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery

  • Specialty Care
Hours
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Appointments

Psychostimulant Medications

Brighton’s views on the use of psychostimulant medications in detox and residential treatment

Policy: Many drugs used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder, with or without hyperactivity (ADD/ADHD), are psychostimulants that can produce dependence, both physical and psychological.  Abuse of and dependency on these drugs is common.  In addition to the difficulties inherent in diagnosing ADD/ADHD, many psychostimulants are being prescribed and used to enhance academic performance. As an abstinence-based program, Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery does not support the use of stimulant medications for the treatment of ADD/ADHD.