ADHD

All Grown Up and I Might Have ADHD! What Do I Do?

Most of us are familiar with ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children. We may have sat next to somebody at school who always appeared disorganized, had problems sitting still, and seemed on a series of constant back and forth trips to the principal’s office. More recent attention has focused on previously undiagnosed adults…

young man searching for dual diagnosis treatment for ADHD and addiction

How Do I Get Dual Diagnosis Treatment for ADHD and Addiction?

When people seek treatment for addiction, they likely are going to need mental health assessment to see if anything else shows up needing support. Many adults do not realize they have mental health issues, including ADHD and will go undiagnosed, along with addiction, for years. The negative impact can take time away from their families,…

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Substance Abuse

Many people suffer with a mental health condition, which can increase the risk of developing a substance use disorder or addiction. Often, one or more underlying mental health illnesses co-occur with a substance use disorder or addiction. When anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and ADHD are untreated, a person might self-medicate with drugs or alcohol…

Why Do Young People Abuse Study Drugs?

Adderall, Vitalin, Vyvanse, and other stimulant drugs are prescribed to people who struggle with learning disorders/mental illnesses like attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, better known as ADD/ADHD. Living with ADD or ADHD stems beyond the generalized concept of not being able to focus on a task. ADHD can cause cognitive dysfunction, sometimes…