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Penny Williams
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Both of the things you describe can be a way of Self-medicating ADHD, and even anxiety. A video game is more stimulating to your brain than a walk. And the ADHD brain craves the stimulation it’s lacking. And alcohol can be calming. It also helps you “fit in” in social situations.

Makes sense!

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