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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: Monday January 28th - 10:36am

Finding the Limits: My Meds' and My Own

"My biggest concern in taking medication is not that I develop an abusive reliance on the medications I'm taking but that I start to think that because I am addressing my ADD, I don't have to work my recovery program as diligently."

There are some in the recovery community who view medication for things such as ADHD or depression with skepticism. The idea, I suppose, is that it is dangerous for a drug addict or alcoholic to rely on a substance. I understand the concern. I have felt the out-of-control desire for a substance. I have done stupid, hurtful and irresponsible things in order to use. I understand...
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