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Wendy Richardson, MA, MFT, CAS. AddandAddiction.com (831) 479-4742 3121 Park Ave. Suit F Soquel, CA. 95073. Adolescents ADHD and Addiction. Looking Down at the Problem. AD/HD symptoms. Problems focusing attention Problems controlling impulses Problems with activity level Irregular sleep

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wendy richardson ma mft cas

Wendy Richardson, MA, MFT, CAS

AddandAddiction.com

(831) 479-4742

3121 Park Ave. Suit F

Soquel, CA. 95073

ad hd symptoms
AD/HD symptoms

Problems focusing attention

Problems controlling impulses

Problems with activity level

Irregular sleep

Visual, auditory, kinesthetic, emotional sensitivity

accurate diagnosis of all co existing conditions
Accurate Diagnosis of allCo-existing Conditions
  • Mental health diagnosis (s)
  • Learning disabilities
  • Addictions
  • Physical conditions
  • Life situations
contributions to ad hd
Contributions to AD/HD
  • Genetics
  • Prenatal exposure
  • Head Injury
co occurring conditions
Co-occurring Conditions
  • Substance use disorders
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Impulse control disorder
ad hd traits that are self medicated
AD/HD traits that are self-medicated:
  • Restlessness of the brain
  • Activity level: hyperactive to hypoactive
  • Attentional difficulties
  • Impulsiveness
  • Feelings of shame
  • Emotional overload and rage attacks
substances
Substances
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Meth
  • Opiates
  • Prescription medication
continuum of use
Continuum of Use
  • Abstinence
  • Experimental
  • Social
  • Abuse
  • Addiction
what is an addiction
What is an Addiction?
  • Obsessive thinking
    • “I want to have a drink”
    • “I want to play computer games.”
  • Compulsive actions

- Buying a bottle and drinking it

- Playing Poker on line

an addiction affects any of the following
An Addiction Affects Any of the Following
  • Work or school
  • Finances
  • Relationships
  • Health
  • Self-esteem
  • Legal issues
two types of addiction
Two Types of Addiction
  • Substances: alcohol, drugs, sugar
  • Behaviors: gambling, internet, sex, thinking, work, spending, gaming
primitive brain aka reptilian
Primitive Brain(AKA) Reptilian
  • Meets basic needs
  • Food, water, sex, pleasure
  • Purpose: to keep us alive
  • Without moderating from pre-frontal cortex it can kill us
  • “I WANT”
cortex
Cortex
  • Reasoning
  • Judgment
  • Thinking, rational part of the brain
  • Job to mediate with the the primitive brain
  • “I know you want, but do you need?”
addiction
Addiction
  • Primitive or reptilian brain hijacks the cortex
  • Addiction over rules the cortex’s attempt to

reason, through consequences

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Meth
  • The most addicting drug ever
  • Can cause serious physical and emotional damage after weeks of use
  • The profound euphoria is favored by many with ADHD
  • Meth is easy to make and inexpensive to buy
dopamine disruption
Dopamine Disruption
  • All addictive substances increase dopamine
  • Increased dopamine provides sense of well being and pleasure
  • Decreased dopamine contributes to poor attention, impulsivity, decreased sense of well being
the ad hd brain seeks out stimulating and novel events
The AD/HD Brain Seeks Out Stimulating and Novel Events
  • People with AD/HD can become over focused on anything
  • The rush of behaviors captivate the AD/HD brain
  • Behaviors can become a form of self-medicating
  • The primitive brain wants “MORE”
internet addiction
Internet Addiction
  • Can participate in almost all addictions without leaving home
  • Those with AD/HD don’t have to get organized to go out and gamble, shop, day trade, attend auctions
internet gaming
Internet Gaming
  • World of War “crack”, Halo.
  • Some become so addicted to these games that:
      • They don’t work or go to school
      • Have only virtual relationships
      • Rarely leave their computer
consequences of untreated ad hd and addiction
Consequences of UntreatedAD/HD and Addiction
  • Success deprivation
  • Self-medicating
  • Depression, anxiety, PTSD
  • Criminal behavior
comprehensive treatment program
COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT PROGRAM
  • Regular visits with doctor and close medication management
  • Therapy or counseling regarding AD/HD and recovery issues
  • Involvement in addiction recovery programs
  • Family and relationship counseling when needed and possible
  • Concurrent treatment for coexisting conditions if they are present (bipolar, anxiety disorders, obsessive thought patterns)
treatment
Treatment
  • Coaching
  • 12 Step programs
  • Medication
  • Family and relationship
  • Treat all co-occurring conditions
how 12 step programs help heal the brain
How 12 Step Programs Help Heal the Brain
  • Education
  • Repetition
  • Telling ones story
  • Internalization
12 step programs and healing
12 Step Programs and Healing
  • Spirituality
  • Relationships
  • Belonging
strengthening cortex functioning
Strengthening Cortex Functioning
  • Education
  • Repetition
  • Internalization
internalizing recovery information
Internalizing Recovery Information
  • Thinking will not change overnight
  • Took many years to over ride cortex
  • Time to internalize consequences
  • Truth about addiction
physical
PHYSICAL
  • Aerobic activity promotes the release of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine
  • Physical activity aids in releasing energy and can result in feeling calm
  • Aerobic activity increases blood circulation to the brain
non therapeutic relapse
Non-therapeutic Relapse
  • Adolescent doesn’t learn anything about behavior or addiction
  • Little or no changes in attitude and behavior
therapeutic relapse
Therapeutic Relapse
  • Adolescent learns from the relapse
  • Has a change in attitude and behavior
  • May smash reservations about the consequences of his or her behavior
medication to treat ad hd
Medication to Treat AD/HD
  • Stimulants
    • Ritalin, Concerta
    • Adderall
    • Dexadrine
    • Vyvanse
non stimulants
Non-stimulants

•Wellbutrin

•Strattera

•Provigil

vyvanse
Vyvanse
  • Can not be diverted
  • Can only be taken orally
  • May be safer for addicts
stay active
Stay Active
  • Aerobic activity promotes the release of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine
  • Physical activity aids in releasing energy and can result in feeling calm
  • Aerobic activity increases circulation to the brain
help adolescents focus energy
HELP ADOLESCENTS FOCUS ENERGY
  • Organized sports
  • Biking, surfing, skate boarding, hiking, swimming, rock climbing
  • Music, drama, dance, art
  • Working out
the components of change are
The Components of Change Are:
  • Awareness
  • Willingness
  • Tools
  • Practice
  • Patience
live a stimulating life
Live a Stimulating Life
  • Many with AD/HD have higher needs for novelty and stimulation.
  • Boredom can contribute to substance abuse
  • Try a new hobby, sport, travel, meet new people, learn something new
  • Keeping young people stimulated is an important part of treating AD/HD & substance abuse
those who succeed

Those who succeed

Get help for their limitations

if you try you may fail
IF YOU TRY YOU MAY FAIL

If You Fail

You May Learn

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