ADHD and Addiction: The Truth About Substance Abuse
When shame and social stigma create feelings of inadequacy, some adults with ADHD turn to alcohol and drugs. Discover which ADHD medications don't mix well with substances and why a 12-step program may provide the help you need.
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While 12-Step programs are the most well-known, they are not specifically the *most* effective treatment. SMART Recovery is a science/CBT-based approach which has, in studies, proven to be equally effective, and without the aversion that some 12-Step folks have for medically-aided treatment (including treatments for depression, anxiety, or ADHD).
I don’t mean to bash 12-Step — in fact, some people find both programs to be even more effective together than one or the other might on its own — but I don’t want to see someone give up on recovery because they’ve been led to believe that’s the *only* route there.