Medicating Myself Without ADHD Medication
I’m going to make a bold suggestion. Every adult with undiagnosed ADHD finds ways to ‘medicate’ themselves.
This was a conclusion I made after interviewing eighteen adults from local ADHD support groups. These adults represent a wide range of ages and experiences. Caffeine. Nicotine. Cannabis. Extreme sports. Alcohol. High-risk careers. Constantly changing jobs, homes, and relationships. All things that they mentioned regarding how they managed to ‘get by’ before being aware of what was going on, and getting a diagnosis.
So, it may sound outrageous, but I’m going to suggest… Pretty much EVERY SINGLE ADULT WITH UNDIAGNOSED ADHD IS MEDICATING THEMSELVES.