Both substance abuse and ADHD are chronic, lifelong conditions. However, both disorders can be successfully managed with ongoing, comprehensive, and customized care from a team of experienced doctors and professionals.
When a person first enters rehab, the first step is to get the patient safely through the withdrawal process. Medically supervised detox allows the patient’s body to cleanse itself of drugs or alcohol. Drugs and alcohol can mask the symptoms of ADHD, and it isn’t until a patient is completely free of drugs that doctors and therapists can adequately assess their condition.
After detox, doctors can correctly diagnose and treat a dual diagnosis such as ADHD. The type of treatment a patient needs will depend on a multitude of factors, and a person with ADHD may benefit from either inpatient rehab, a partial hospitalization program, or outpatient rehab.
During rehab, patients will have access to doctors and therapists who are experienced with treating and managing the symptoms of ADHD. Patients can learn how to manage their ADHD symptoms along with sober living effectively. Ongoing treatment and therapy, such as 12-step programs, are also recommended for people in recovery for substance use disorder. Ongoing support can give the patient’s support they need to maintain their sobriety and avoid triggers and relapse.
Do you or a loved one have signs and symptoms of ADHD and addiction? It ’s never too late to get help and achieve sobriety. The dedicated and experienced doctors and therapists at Windward Way are standing by to help you. Please contact Windward Way today to explore your options for detox and rehab.