ADHD and alcoholism can coincide. ADHD can lead to many frustrations and for adults, drinking may be an escape. It may also be escape due to damaged relationships because of ADHD behaviors.
The article, “Adult ADHD Could Put You at Risk for Alcoholism” by Matt LeCompte discusses how addiction can enter into the sphere of a ADHD person. He states,
“People with ADHD may be more prone to having trouble sticking to scheduled meetings, fighting the impulse to have a drink, and adopting healthier lifestyle habits like going to bed early and a healthy diet. Getting a handle on ADHD, therefore, is the best way to fight potentially associated substance abuse issues. The condition is typically treated with medication designed to help with focus and impulse control. Therapy may also be a part of treatment, structured in ways to help with planning and problem-solving skills, and managing other symptoms.”
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