ADHD and Addiction

What is ADHD?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children. ADHD also affects many adults. Symptoms of ADHD include inattention (not being able to keep focus), hyperactivity (excess movement that is not fitting to the setting) and impulsivity (hasty acts that occur at the moment without thought). ADHD is a treatable disorder that can be managed with medication and therapy. Unfortunately, many undiagnosed individuals often self-medicate with addictive substances such as alcohol, marijuana, heroin, prescription tranquilizers, pain medication, cocaine and street amphetamines in attempts to calm their overactive brains and bodies.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and addiction are common co-occurring conditions often sharing similar signs and symptoms. Since these conditions have such an extensive overlap, treatment for these two disorders usually involves a dual diagnosis program.

Several studies have shown a strong connection between ADHD, drug abuse, and alcoholism.  ADHD is five to 10 times more common among adult alcoholics than it is in people without the condition. Among adults being treated for alcohol and substance abuse, the rate of ADHD is about 25%.

Integrated Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services

Florida Center for Recovery understands the direct link between substance addiction and ADHD and strives to treat both disorders effectively through our inpatient addiction treatment programs and specialized therapies.

If you feel overwhelmed with the adverse effects of ADHD and you find that you’re turning to drugs or alcohol to control the symptoms, please reach out before this negative behavior accelerates into active addiction. If you’re currently struggling with a dual diagnosis of both ADHD and addiction, we can help you to examine your treatment options within our comprehensive inpatient addiction treatment program.

At Florida Center for Recovery (FCR) we understand the link between substance use and its underlying mental health conditions, such as ADHD, and to effectively address both conditions we provide comprehensive therapeutic programs. Our integrative treatment plans employ a team of professionals who address the addictive and psychiatric disorders on multiple levels, thereby maximizing the client’s chances of a successful recovery. FCR’s integrated substance use disorder and mental health services are all offered under the cooperative umbrella of a single strategy within our treatment facility. Our innovative individualized therapies are designed to address the multidimensional aspects of the disease of addiction while teaching personal accountability in a safe, nurturing, real-life environment. For more information about our dual diagnosis drug and alcohol rehab program and to explore treatment options, feel free to give us a call at (800) 851-3291.

Our Addiction Treatment Center in Florida offers the following:

Specialized Programs

  • Chronic Relapse
  • Rapid Resolution Therapy (Trauma Therapy)
  • Military and First Responders
  • Pregnant Women

Other Treatment Highlights

  • Addiction Treatment Assessment
  • All-Inclusive Inpatient Detox
  • On-Campus Residential Accommodations
  • Medical and Psychological Evaluation
  • Group and Individual Psychotherapy
  • Gender-Specific Counseling
  • 12 Steps & SMART Recovery®
  • Grief / Loss Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Intensive Family Therapy
  • Addiction Educational Series
  • Social Skills Training
  • Life Skills Training
  • Holistic and Alternative Therapies
  • Recreational Activities
  • Aftercare Programming
  • Discharge Planning
  • Past Discharge Follow Up Care

For more information about our dual diagnosis rehab program and to explore treatment options, feel free to give us a call at (800) 851-3291. You may also visit our addiction treatment programs’ page for a better insight into our diverse comprehensive therapies.

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To learn more about Florida Center for Recovery and our therapeutic programs please visit the following pages:

Inpatient Rehab Program

Family Intensive Therapy

Chronic Relapse Program

Specialized Trauma Therapy – Rapid Resolution Therapy