ADHD and Addiction: What medications are safe?

I was lucky enough to sit down for an interview with an ADHD specialist, Dr. Heather Brannon. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by her responses to the topics we cover.

According to some studies, about 25 percent of adults who are treated for alcohol and substance abuse also have ADHD. The connection goes hand-in-hand.

The questions answered in the video will include:

  • The correlation between ADHD and addiction

  • Why people with ADHD often abuse substances

  • Weigh in on medicating people in recovery with stimulants

  • Which medications are helpful and unhelpful

  • How ADHD impacts the recovery process

  • The key to when you should start using medication to treat ADHD

At Hope for Families Recovery center, we strongly believe in treating any underlying issues to help you on the road to recovery and Attention Deficit Disorder is often a part of that equation.

If you'd like to learn more about ADHD, I recommend you read Daniel Amen's Book Healing ADD. I read it several years ago, and it completely changed the way I think about it! Here's a link to it on Amazon:

Amber Hollingsworth,

Hope for Families Recovery Center

For more information about what medications are safe to take in recovery, watch this video.

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