BC Premier Christy Clark “I’m Absolutely Committed To Working With You On It” Re: Opening BC Adult ADHD Clinic

Update March 25th 2013: Despite the Premiers Christy Clark’s promises, the BC Adult ADHD clinic is still closed. I went to the town hall meeting that BC Liberal Premier and Point Grey riding by-election MLA candidate Christy Clark had last Friday at St. Mark’s Church in Kitsilano, Vancouver. I asked Premier Christy Clark a question Read more about BC Premier Christy Clark “I’m Absolutely Committed To Working With You On It” Re: Opening BC Adult ADHD Clinic[…]

30% of Teenage Cannabis Users in Outpatient Study had ADHD

Here’s yet another example of what happens when you don’t diagnose and treat ADHD, many of them will find other ways of treating it and one popular way is self medication via drugs and alcohol. In the journal Addiction, there was a study of 600 adolescent cannabis abusers in outpatient treatment. 96% of them had Read more about 30% of Teenage Cannabis Users in Outpatient Study had ADHD[…]

ADHD and Addictions 5 more Clinical Studies

As a follow up to my last post, Here are 5 more studies on the well known (among those familiar with ADHD) links between ADHD and Addictions. Or 5 more reasons why governments should start properly diagnosing and treating adults and children with ADHD now, or pay 100 times the price later in addictions and Read more about ADHD and Addictions 5 more Clinical Studies[…]

Study 20% of Alcoholics had ADHD

A study in the Journal Alcohol and Alcoholism looked at 91 adults with alcohol dependence and 61 adults with multiple substance addiction and they determined if these patients were affected by ADHD. RESULTS: 20.9% WURS-k (Wender Utah Rating Scale) 23.1% (DSM-IV diagnostic criteria) of the alcohol-dependent patients showed evidence of retrospective ADHD affliction in childhood. Read more about Study 20% of Alcoholics had ADHD[…]

Ontario Health Minister Abused Stimulants in Past, Has the Guts to Admit It.

When politicians have something to confess, it’s usually after everyone knows about and they can stay in denial no longer. For some denial never ends until the cell door closes. Political courage is unfortunately in short supply these days. That’s why it’s refreshing to see a politician admit a something potentially politically damaging on his Read more about Ontario Health Minister Abused Stimulants in Past, Has the Guts to Admit It.[…]