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Penny Williams
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Hi John!

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.

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The drinking could very well be self-medicating your ADHD, so the right treatment could make a huge positive difference in your life.

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