It is common for people with ADHD to turn to addictive substances such as alcohol, marijuana, heroin, prescription opiates and anti-anxiety medication, nicotine, caffeine, sugar, cocaine, and street amphetamines in attempts to soothe their restless brains and bodies. Using substances to improve our abilities, help us feel better, or decrease and numb our feelings is […]
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“Wendy Richardson has written a superb book about the struggle ADHD combined with addiction often leads to. She writes with empathy, knowledge, and skill. This is the best book on this topic that I have seen. I recommend it most highly.”
– Edward Hallowll, MD, coauthor of Delivered from Distraction and Driven to Distraction-
Wendy Richardson continues to blaze new trails in the uncharted territory of ADHD and addictive behavior. She opens new avenues of hope and help with her latest book. Outstanding!
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As human beings we find creative ways to decrease our emotional, physical, and spiritual pain. Some people use alcohol and other drugs to ease the pain and frustration of their ADHD symptoms. Eating in ways that are not good for us, but temporarily make us feel better is also a form of self-medicating. Self-medicating is […]
When ADHD is diagnosed in adults, it is frequently accompanied by a co-occurring condition(s) such as substance or behavioral addictions, learning disabilities, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, and PTSD. Those who are not treated for their ADHD can also suffer from success deprivation, and low self-esteem. It is important that ADHD and all other co-occurring […]