ADD / ADHD Addictions

Alcoholics Anonymous + Treatment Gets The Best Results.

Many people with ADHD self-medicate with alcohol, drugs, and tobacco since they all boost dopamine levels in the brain, a neurotransmitter associated with ADHD and one the ADD stimulant medication improve the availability of. People who have undiagnosed and untreated ADHD are more likely to abuse alcohol and drugs the general population. It seems like booze, …

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Crystal Meth’s ADD / ADHD Connection Part 2

Update: check out Part One and Part Three of the Crystal Meth Series of posts More on the missing (in the public media at least) ADD connection with crystal meth. The Journal of Addictive Diseases has an article called “Cognitive deficits among methamphetamine users with ADHD symptomatology.” The preliminary data suggests that executive function deficits …

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Meth’s rising US impact. ADD Connection Ignored in the Popular Press?

Update: check out Part Two and Part Three of the Crystal Meth Series of posts The Christian Science Monitor had a article on the meth epidemic. A recent survey of 500 law-enforcement agencies by the National Association of Counties finds that 87 percent have seen increases in meth-related arrests in the past three years. Most …

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