ADHD and Addiction: The Truth About Substance Abuse
Substance abuse and addiction are real challenges for many ADHD adults who struggle with their symptoms and with feelings of shame or social stigma. Read on to learn why the risks of abuse are elevated, how to avoid addiction, and what treatment plans work best.
ADHD and Substance Abuse
As many as 20-30% of ADHD adults will abuse one or more substances in their lifetime. Abuse isn't defined by quantity or frequency of consumption, but by how a substance affects your relationships, health, work, school, and standing with the law. If a substance is causing trouble in any of those areas and you're still using it, then you might have a problem. Read on to learn everything you need to know about substance abuse and ADHD.