ADHD Increases The Risk of Addictions

Having ADHD, in particular undiagnosed and/or untreated ADHD, increases the risk of developing addictions.

The primary 3 reasons for this are:

  1. Impulsivity
  2. Genetics
  3. Reward Deficiency

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Published by Neurodiversity MB

Jillian has Child and Youth Work diploma as well as a BA in Psychology. Jillian worked on the front lines of Social Services agencies from 2003 - 2012. Jillian has taken numerous continuing education courses and has attended various workshops focused on supporting neurodiverse children, in particular children with ADHD.

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