Yes, unfortunately, many GPs will avoid stimulants, because they don’t have experience with them. If you can have a specialist manage your ADHD treatment, that would be ideal. The specialist that you saw recommended a stimulant in the first place.
The drinking could very well be self-medicating your ADHD, so the right treatment could make a huge positive difference in your life.
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