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I am not a medical professional and would not be able to give you medical advice.
I am not sure from your question whether your son is unable to take medications for ADHD or if you would prefer not to give these medications to him. I can certainly understand your reluctance. I think every parent that has tried medications for their child for ADHD feels the same way. Whether or not to give medications is a big and difficult decision. If you are reluctant, remember, if you try the medications, you don't necessarily have to commit to continuing them. You can decide to try one week or one month and see if it makes a difference.
I am certainly not condoning medication, this is a personal choice based on your beliefs and family situation. I am giving you this information based on having raised a son with ADHD as well as talking with many other parents through the years.
As far as alternative medications for ADHD, well, there really isn't any. None that have been scientifically proven to work. Please remember, if you do decide to use herbal or natural supplements, you should speak with your doctor first. Some of these can have some drastic side effects, just like prescription medication can and some can be harmful if given incorrectly, given in too large a dose or if they interact with other medications.
Let us know a little more about your situation. What types of behaviors are you trying to manage? Where is your son struggling?
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