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At Clear Recovery Center in Los Angeles, we help individuals recover from addiction and mental health disorders. Due to the challenges of living with and managing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD), individuals with ADHD or ADD are at risk for co-occurring disorders including addiction, anxiety and depression. At Clear Recovery, we help those struggling with ADHD to manage their symptoms and improve their overall psychological well being.
Clear Recovery Center can help you or a loved one with ADHD by suggesting coping methods and offering treatments that are proven to be effective.Our staff of trained professionals are dedicated to helping you secure your health and develop positive habits.
Without treatment, sufferers may struggle with day-to-day tasks and feel incapable of functioning normally. Feelings of inadequacy can lead to substance abuse or other mental health disorders that can further obstruct the road to properly managing ADHD or ADD.
What is ADHD?
ADHD, also known as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, is one of the most common mental health disorders. It is usually diagnosed in childhood, but some people are not diagnosed until adulthood. It is a complex brain disorder that hinders a person’s self-management abilities and impacts their executive functioning.
It is most commonly diagnosed in children when it causes disruption in the classroom. Some symptoms of ADHD include an inability to stay focused, excessive movement, and impulsivity. If the condition is not diagnosed during childhood, symptoms in adults tend to manifest as disorganization, poor time management, restlessness and high levels of frustration.
Your ADHD doesn’t have to be a mystery. At Clear Recovery Center, we believe that understanding the disorder is the first step. From there, individuals are able to develop and apply coping mechanisms and positive habits that we model in our programs. Contact us today to learn more about ADHD and how we work with individuals struggling to manage their symptoms.
Signs That You Are Suffering from ADHD/ADD
At Clear Recovery Center, we recommend treatments based on an evaluation completed by a doctor or psychologist. Learn more about our post-evaluation process by making an appointment.
As an adult, it is not uncommon to be able to recognize your own symptoms of ADHD. These signs can present themselves as impulsive decisions, feeling easily distracted, or being unable to build close functioning relationships with others. Symptoms of ADHD include:
- Loss of interest, difficulty maintaining focus even when a task is required
- Project or task avoidance
- Easily distracted by nearby noise or people moving
- Restlessness or squirming after extended periods of inactivity
- Difficulty focusing on one task
- Memory loss
- Difficulty concentrating on a person or thing
- Impulsive decision making before considering the implications of that decision
- Over involvement in things that you enjoy doing and do not stop to take a break
- Tendency to lose things often
We never make assumptions about a person’s life or experiences and pride ourselves on being providers of outstanding mental health care that is both effective and long-lasting.
How We Treat ADHD
Treatments for ADHD differ between recovery centers. Our approach at Clear Recovery Center is unlike the standard. We tailor our treatment plans to the individual. Every person who has ADHD struggles in a different way – and therefore needs targeted attention. A couple of methods we use regularly are:
Most people neglect to recognize some of the factors that contribute to the severity of ADHD. Because of chemical additives, excess sugar, and processed oils in many foods, your ADHD symptoms may be being heightened.
At Clear Recovery Center, we can help you by creating a personalized meal plan that meets all of your dietary needs while cutting down on additives and sugar. We will also provide an exercise regimen to keep you moving and release stress. We’ll conduct frequent health screenings that provide our team a clearer understanding of how to approach your wellness. We believe overall wellness plays a huge role in coping with ADHD.
Dependence on technology, a sedentary lifestyle, and addiction to drugs and alcohol can also heighten ADHD symptoms. If you let these factors run rampant, then your ADHD may spin out of control. We work closely with our patients to identify their inhibitors. We directly target these issues and therefore treat ADHD from its source.
With a program targeted towards your specific obstacles, Clear Recovery helps you change your lifestyle and outlook on life. There are so many facets to ADHD, but our team is prepared to help you manage each one. Call CRC today to learn more about our personalized approach.
If sufferers of ADHD also struggle with substance abuse, a dual recovery program is the best course of treatment. It addresses both disorders and how they are intrinsically linked to each other, working to find a method of cutting the ties.
Upon the completion of an introductory treatment, we conduct an evaluation. This is so individuals can begin a rehab treatment for their addiction while simultaneously learning to control their ADHD.
For people suffering from ADHD and addiction, it’s important to manage anger. By learning to work through your emotions, you can avoid relapse and minimize impulsivity and high-risk behavior. At CRC, we believe this is a critical aspect of managing ADHD symptoms.
With a dual recovery program, patients can learn to cope with both disorders by managing each issue in relation to the other.
Another way to manage both ADHD and addiction is by nurturing relationships. Our programs at Clear Recovery Center allow patients to do this by immersing them in a community of individuals who are learning to control their conditions and addictions too.
By fostering feelings of community, patients can eradicate feelings of loneliness and boredom that may cause symptoms of addiction or ADHD to worsen.
Our program promotes self-care, positive actions, and physical health. We help our patients make better judgments. They take control of behaviors that otherwise are detrimental to their health. We help our patients reach a point of mental clarity that makes it easier for them to be self-sufficient.
To learn more about our programs, call our center today and discover the many ways we can help you manage your disorder.
Co-Occuring Addiction & Mental Health Issues
Substance use disorders can coincide with mental health or even multiple issues at once. That includes mood, developmental, eating, and behavioral disorders. Clear Recovery Center is equipped to handle a wide variety of co-occurring disorders.
How ADHD Affects Sufferers
No specific causes for ADHD have been identified yet, but there is significant evidence that it could be genetic. Other factors that are linked to someone having ADHD include premature birth, a person’s mother drinking alcohol or smoking during pregnancy, and brain injury. While there are no specific tests that can diagnose ADHD, family members or schoolteachers often recognize the symptoms in children. A healthcare professional, like a psychologist or pediatrician, can then verify through observations and other assessments whether the child can be classified as having ADHD. In adults, the person may refer themselves to a doctor to be assessed for ADHD/ADD.
It often comes as a relief to the person to finally have a formal diagnosis for what they have long suspected. It’s thought that around 25% of adults treated for drug or alcohol abuse have been diagnosed with ADHD. Symptoms of ADHD can lead many people to seek out drugs in order to improve their mood, induce sleep, or cope with other negative aspects of the disorder. To better understand your symptoms or to discuss getting help for a loved one, call CRC today. We can help you recognize patterns in behavior and break destructive habits.
CRC understands that ADHD is a dynamic illness and that sufferers experience many different and challenging symptoms. There are 3 main types of ADHD: inattentive, hyperactive/impulsive, or hybrid type.
- Inattention to detail and a tendency to make careless mistakes.
- Cannot stay focused on lengthy tasks.
- Fail to listen when spoken to or addressed.
- Choose not to partake in tasks that involve prolonged mental effort or stimulation.
- A tendency to lose or misplace items.
- Can be easily distracted.
- Fail to follow instructions.
- Struggle to organize.
- Constant fidgeting or squirming.
- Continuously interrupt others or intrude where they shouldn’t.
- Unable to do leisurely activities.
- Extremely impatient.
- Talk incessantly.
- Rushes to answer questions before it is permitted.
In addition to being in-network with Anthem, Magellan and MHN, Clear Recovery Center accepts many PPO healthplans.
Your recovery. Our philosophy. At Clear Recovery Center, our expert clinical team is here to help you achieve lasting, sustainable recovery from mental health and addiction.
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