People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more inclined to abuse substances as a way to cope with their symptoms. Many people are prescribed stimulants for their ADHD treatment, which can be habit-forming and lead to a toxic pattern of substance abuse.
The goal of the ADHD dual diagnosis program at Newsong Recovery is to diagnose and treat ADHD symptoms and provide each patient with the tools necessary to empower them to achieve long-term recovery.
For individuals with ADHD alone, psychostimulant medications, such as Adderall and Ritalin, are used as frontline treatments. For this reason, treating co-occurring ADHD and substance use is more complex. It is critical for the person to get treatment that can accommodate this dual diagnosis. Common treatments used at Newsong Recovery include:
● Stimulants and non-stimulants
● Antidepressant medications
● Behavior therapy
● Elimination diets
● Nutritional supplements
To create a successful outcome, ADHD dual diagnosis treatment will be finely tailored to your own unique, specific needs.
Newsong Recovery’s ADHD dual diagnosis program is closely supervised by a team of board-certified psychiatrists with more than 35 years of experience using the latest evidence-based approaches to treat the whole person.
At Newsong Recovery, your substance abuse and ADHD treatment will begin with a comprehensive evaluation. This will determine the most effective combination of medications, behavioral treatments, and complementary health approaches. Based on the findings, combined with a thorough and compassionate discussion with you, the psychiatrists will formulate the best course of action for your treatment.
With the right combination of therapies, ADHD treatment can be very effective.
Newsong Recovery offers complimentary consultations with our team of board-certified physicians. To learn more about our comprehensive treatment program and to discuss detox and substance use treatment, call us now.