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Because you probably also have anxiety.
A major problem that comes along with ADHD is anxiety. Whether because it was always there or because it was developed over the lifetime of knowing you cannot do the things others expect, etc.
Anxiety deepens the cycle of ADHD symptoms because we feel more hesitant to try to accomplish things and we become further distracted by our worries.
Hydrocodone helps quiet anxiety.
So it seems as though you can focus better because it quiets the distraction in your own head.