The brain and alcohol/substance abuse
OI have been researching the effects of substance/alcohol abuse for years. When I say that, I mean how it relates to my own alcohol/abuse and its impact on my brain function. Everyone is different, like a fingerprint.
I have ADHD, less than 4 percent of people on the planet have it. 2 percent are men, 2 percent women. Most undiagnosed. Most just handed a prescription and go about with life.
There are probably more people out there using the drugs that should not be using/prescribing them. Over-bearing parents, kids, clueless doctors, drug addicts, or just people who need a 'boost'.
My experience with ADHD, undiagnosed for 35 years, is different than the treatment available today. I am 42, turned to alcohol etc in my youth. But the prescription drugs and therapy for ADHD needs to be diagnosed by a psychologist or psychiatrist. A GP is not qualified.