New research supports past research finding a correlation between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and drug and alcohol addiction. It’s interesting to me that this comes up now, because moms in one of my favorite online parenting communities are discussing the nature of addiction. It’s quite a vigorous conversation, as most there are! One thing that’s clear is all addictions are not created equally. Addiction driven by a disorder like ADHD is difficult to fight without understanding and treating the underlying cause.
I spoke with Dr. Max Nelson at the Seay Behavioral Health Center at Texas Health Presbyterian in Plano, TX, about ADHD and addiction. Please listen to our conversation here (courtesy KRLD): [Read more...]