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a connection between addiction and ADD/ADHD...

ok well i was told the other day that there was a connection between addiction and addictive behavior in peopl who have add/adhd i was curious as to hopw many of u addicts are add/adhd either cuz i may thnk u are or because u have been diagnoised by a dr stating that u are.
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256607 tn?1248899504
I think there is a link between the two because many people that have ADD or ADHD often go undiagnosed especially as adults and have a tendency to self medicate.

Like my sister, who has ADD took speed during her school years and college.  It helped her focus and then turned her into an addict.  

Just one example.

She still has ADD, has been clean and sober 10 years and is married, has a son and is expecting her 2nd child.  She is a success story for sure.

Love,

Debbie
199177 tn?1490498534
I think there is a connection between mental illness and addiction .In my opinion addiction is in part a mental illness
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