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Old 09-02-2018, 04:43 AM
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Good luck to you WL, quitting drink/drugs long term can be difficult to achieve but it is possible.


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ADHD is a very treatable condition, but just taking Meds is not always the answer.
If only things were so easy. For some it’s ‘very treatable’, for some others it’s certainly not so. Especially when diagnosed late, as in this instance and meds often do not work the same for those of us who have abused amphetamines in our pasts, prior to diagnosis.

As well as meds I’ve tried pretty much everything there is and my AADD is untreatable.

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People deal with far more severe problems than ADHD without drinking. Give it more time.
Yes, of course they do but that doesn’t mean that ADHD itself isn’t a very serious disorder for some of us living with it . Substance misuse is one of the biggest issues with ADHD and other high risk behaviour too plus there’s an increased risk of suicide.

I think some people don’t understand just how serious this can be and how difficult it can make life. Just to function on a day to day basis can be a real struggle.
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Old 09-02-2018, 06:33 AM
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Sorry to hear you are still struggling. I was not suggesting that it was "easy" to conquer my mental illness, I struggled with it literally for years - decades if you count all the years I tried to self-medicate. I worked with doctors, several different counselors, and tried different meds too.

I think the message that needs to be heard here, especially for newcomers, is that there are solutions to be sought. And giving up should never cross our minds because we never know when we'll find something that works.

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Good luck to you WL, quitting drink/drugs long term can be difficult to achieve but it is possible.


If only things were so easy. For some itís Ďvery treatableí, for some others itís certainly not so. Especially when diagnosed late, as in this instance and meds often do not work the same for those of us who have abused amphetamines in our pasts, prior to diagnosis.

As well as meds Iíve tried pretty much everything there is and my AADD is untreatable.



Yes, of course they do but that doesnít mean that ADHD itself isnít a very serious disorder for some of us living with it . Substance misuse is one of the biggest issues with ADHD and other high risk behaviour too plus thereís an increased risk of suicide.

I think some people donít understand just how serious this can be and how difficult it can make life. Just to function on a day to day basis can be a real struggle.
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Old 09-02-2018, 06:38 AM
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I can relate to how drinking can become part of who you are. It is really a mental problem that needs to be reversed. It is not easy, to be sure. Try looking at the underlying problems, and take it one day at a time. I think you have the desire to quit. You can do it.
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Old 09-02-2018, 06:52 AM
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Thanks Scott.

I probably could have worded things a bit better. I was in no way trying to make light of your own mental illness and the associated struggles that you've faced. My apologies if it read that way

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Sorry to hear you are still struggling. I was not suggesting that it was "easy" to conquer my mental illness, I struggled with it literally for years - decades if you count all the years I tried to self-medicate. I worked with doctors, several different counselors, and tried different meds too.

I think the message that needs to be heard here, especially for newcomers, is that there are solutions to be sought. And giving up should never cross our minds because we never know when we'll find something that works.
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Old 09-02-2018, 08:19 AM
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I was not suggesting that you were making light of my struggles, or anyoneís for that matter, maybe I could have worded my response more carefully too. What I was trying to suggest in my first post was simply that there is help and treatment out there for just about anything. Sometimes, especially when activity addicted, it seems that there may be no hope at all to ever get better. But it is possible - albeit not always easy.

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Thanks Scott.

I probably could have worded things a bit better. I was in no way trying to make light of your own mental illness and the associated struggles that you've faced. My apologies if it read that way
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