Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a neurobehavioral and developmental disorder in which individuals express pronounced characteristics, such as inattention, hyperactivity or impulsivity. A person with ADHD will often be unable to focus or to remain still and focus his or her thoughts on complex problems or decisions. Also, people who have ADHD will be highly prone to distraction; they may talk a great deal without listening to what other people are saying, they may interrupt others frequently, and they may also frequently engage in highly risky behaviors without fully contemplating the consequences of their actions. The need for an ADHD treatment program is clear.
People who have ADHD frequently have a high susceptibility towards and incidence of substance abuse. This is because individuals who have not sought professional help to treat this disorder must find other ways to manage their symptoms, which can be very difficult to live with and interfere with almost every aspect of their lives. As a result, many turn to drugs and alcohol. However, since substance use will not treat or improve their underlying mental health condition, these problems will continue to develop and become more severe with substance use. Now, in addition to their mental health symptoms, individuals will have to deal with the symptoms of their substance use disorder as well as face the genuine risk of dependency and addiction.