ADHD and addiction are a common yet disastrous combination, each one insatiably feeding the other. It's imperative to treat both issues to unsure a successful recovery. Author Wendy Richardson, a licensed counselor who battles ADHD herself, compassionately speaks to those with ADHD who overindulge in food, drugs, alcohol, gambling, spending, and sex. She explains the scientific data and provides clear answers for those desperately trying to figure out why they (or their loved ones) cannot overcome substance or behavioral additions. Don't let ADHD and addiction destroy your life. Open up a window to recovery by understanding how addictions are used to self-medicate ADHD. Discover a new vitality as you learn to manage both sides of the ADHD/addiction challenge.
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.
Wendy Richardson, MA, MFT, CAS, author of T he Link Between ADD and Addiction and G etting 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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