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Bill D discovered he had ADHD while in a 12-step program to overcome his alcohol addiction. It has been a long, winding road for managing both conditions, but he moves forward. Bill D. shares his struggles and victories in learning to accept his addiction and ADHD.

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posted: Wednesday May 2nd - 12:00am

Not Your Fault, Kiddo

"Coming to terms with my ADD has been eye opening. It is an amazing realization to know that it is not my personal failure that makes it hard for me to stay on task."

It's no wonder they call flash card practice "drills." To get my seven-year-old son to go through his math cards with me after dinner brings to mind other dental metaphors, most notably "like pulling teeth." But the other night I heard myself tell him something that seemed a rare display of healthy messaging and, perhaps, good parenting. I attribute it to my understanding of ADD, my...
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