If you’re an adult with ADD, you’re probably taking medication for it. It’s entirely possible that you’ve taken medication to control your behavior ever since you were a child. While ADD meds aren’t seen to be addictive, there are plenty of medications that are. That’s part of the reason why prescription drug rehab is such big business, and why so many people check into facilities to help them each year. With ADD, the choices that are made are sometimes clouded. That’s why it’s very important that you take your prescribed ADD medication on time, all the time. If you don’t, you could risk engaging in behaviors that would be terribly unhealthy.
People with adult ADD can also sometimes have trouble holding down jobs, taking care of a family, and doing other things that seem easy for the average person. You can get help, though, through medication and through lifestyle changes. A good therapist can help you explore your behavior and focus on small things that you can change. While it won’t cure you – and won’t happen overnight – you can see changes and improvement over time if you keep working on it. You may also want to talk to your doctor if you’re having specific problems, so you can determine if your medication is the right one for you and if you’re taking the right dosage.
If you face addiction problems and need to go through rehab, make sure you talk openly about your ADD with staff. You may still need to take a specific medication while you’re in treatment, and you wouldn’t want to have that medication denied to you. You may also need other special accommodations, depending on your level of ADD, so talk about the issue beforehand to prevent misunderstandings.