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Penny Williams

Many people with ADHD self-medicate with alcohol or drugs (as well as many with anxiety). The key to quitting alcohol is to find medication that has a similar effect for you. Working with a clinician that is well-versed in adult ADHD and addiction is ideal.

This Expert Answer echos the comment above:

The Best Treatment for ADHD with Addictions

It’s tough to quit using something that is working for you, even when you know it isn’t an appropriate solution.

ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism