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Link Between A.D.D. and Addictionby Wendy Richardson
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Don't let AD/HD ruin your life. Ever feel out of control--like you just can't get enough food, gambling, sex, or alcohol? Have you ever been diagnosed with or suspected that you might suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? If so, AD/HD could be fueling your addiction. Even more serious, undiagnosed or untreated AD/HD might be undermining your recovery efforts. Family therapist and addiction specialist Wendy Richardson has been there too. Someone with AD/HD herself, Wendy explains the explosive link between AD/HD and addiction and offers tips on how to combat its devastating effects. She reveals how the latest research underscores the importance of treating both the AD/HD and the addiction in order to ensure a full recovery. If you or a loved one can't seem to overcome your addiction, you owe it to yourself to read this book. There might be scientific reasons why it's harder for you to recover. Don't let AD/HD rule your world. Take back control and begin a new chapter in life.
Compassionate advice and scientific answers for those who have ADHD and struggle with all forms of addiction.
There's a proven connection between ADD and substance addictions. Learn what you can do about it.
GET THE HELP YOU DESERVE. It has been estimated that 15 million American suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), and that as many as 50 percent of them use alcohol and other drugs to medicate their ADD symptoms. Alcohol and drugs can reduce the symptoms of ADD-short attention span, difficulty in relationships, chaotic energy-allowing those with ADD to focus on tasks and calm their restless bodies and minds. But drugs, alcohol, food, and other addictive behaviors-like spending, working, or gambling-cause numerous problems of their own. The Link Between ADD & Addiction offers both hope and help for those with ADD who find themselves involved in addictive behaviors. Complete with self-tests and checklists to help identify ADD symptoms and addictive behavior, The Link Between ADD & Addiction sensitively addresses the problems and offers insight and practical solutions readers can use to take action to solve their problems and be successful in recovery.
This insightful book takes a thorough look at the link between AD/HD and addiction and offers tips on how to combat its devastating effects. Discover how the latest research underscores the importance of treating both the AD/HD and the addiction in order to ensure a full recovery.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-306) and index.
About the Author
Wendy Richardson, MA, MFT, CAS, author of The Link Between ADD and Addiction and Getting the Help You Deserve, is a licensed marriage, family therapist and a certified addiction specialist who has worked in addiction treatment since 1974. She is a nationally recognized expert on ADHD and co-occurring addictions, eating disorders, and criminal behavior. Wendy also has a private counseling practice in Soquel, California.
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