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Adult ADHD | The Costs

ADHD, Alcoholism, and Substance Abuse

By JT Wahlberg

There was only one way to slow down my brain: get drunk, get numb, get dumb. This happened all day every day. 

Self-medication was the key for me. I was completely in control, until I wasn’t. As a young adult I struggled with keeping my thoughts from getting out of control. 

Adult ADHD | Emotional Journey

ADHD and Emotions: Why Do I Overreact?

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

A question for anyone with ADHD: Do you really hate when things change? Are you like me, emotionally sensitive? Oversensitive? Prone to overreact? Outbursts of panic or anger? Once you finally figure something out, are you hugely upset when it gets changed, discontinued, or is only available in the New & Improved version?

Adult ADHD

No One Believes I Have ADHD

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

“I don’t believe in ADHD.”
“It’s made up by Doctors and big Pharma.”
“ It’s lazy teachers and weak parents who refuse to discipline their kids.”
“ It’s just a fad. It’s because parents have to work these kids run wild in the street…”
And on and on….

Parenting, Children, School

ADHD & Addiction: What a Parent Should Know

By Kerry Troester

Finding out your child has ADHD can be a scary moment for parents. Not only do parents have to worry that their child will struggle in school, adjust socially and maintain stable relationships, but now there is increasing evidence that ADHD can lead to struggles with addiction.