ADHD Aha! | ADHD and substance abuse (Peach’s story)

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Peach (they/them) is a recovering alcoholic and addict who has ADHD. The first time Peach got sober, they figured that being sober would “fix” their trouble performing at work. But when Peach continued to struggle with focus, they decided to get evaluated for ADHD. The path to ADHD diagnosis wasn’t easy. Peach feared that doctors thought they were drug-seeking and wondered, “How can I explain to you how debilitating this is?”

Also in this episode: ADHD and oversharing, and being “the life of the party” to cope with ADHD-related difficulties.

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