ADHD affects all aspects of one’s life. It is of no surprise then that studies also point to a correlation of addiction due to ADHD.
The article, “The ADHD & Addiction Link: Addictive Behaviors in Adults Explained” by Peter Jaska, PhD, reviews how addiction and ADHD interact with numerous bad habits. He states,
“Managing ADHD well is a challenging process. It becomes more difficult when a co-existing chemical or behavioral addiction is part of the picture. Many adults with ADHD struggle with addictive behaviors, which are often unrecognized and untreated.”
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Addiction and impulses due to ADHD are difficult to control. This is especially true for those without any knowledge they have ADHD. Multiple issues make it far difficult to deal with addiction or ADHD.
Please also review AIHCP’s program in Substance Abuse Counseling as well as ADHD Consulting Certification and see if either program meets your standards and goals. The programs are online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification