Connections Between ADHD and Addiction

Several studies have linked ADHD and addiction. One, which followed kids with and without ADHD over a 10-year period, found that ADHD was a significant predictor of substance use disorders. According to WebMD, ADHD is five to 10 times more common in people with alcohol use disorder than among the general population. Research has identified…

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What is the Difference Between Trauma-Focused and Trauma-Informed Care?

You may have heard the terms “trauma-focused” and “trauma-informed” care; though they sound similar, they are two different approaches to mental health and substance use treatment and therapy. Trauma-focused care works to understand the impact of specific traumas on a person’s life.  It helps them process the traumas and identify ways that they have learned…

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