therapist and client discussing the connection between adhd and addiction

The Connection Between ADHD and Addiction

More than 6 million U.S. children from ages 2 to 17 are currently diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC also estimates that two-thirds of these children (64 percent) also have other co-occurring mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders (1). According to the National…

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How PTSD Can Lead to Addiction

Many people who suffer from untreated mental health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, or anxiety often use drugs or alcohol to cope. PTSD is a debilitating mental health condition that leads to major depression, intense anxiety, and intrusive memories or flashbacks that make a severe impact on a person’s life. Many people…

Oxygen and Deep-Breathing Techniques Help in Addiction Recovery

When you enroll in an addiction recovery program at Fort Behavioral Health in Fort Worth, Texas, you will also receive mental health treatment to address the root causes of your addiction. Our team provides a wide array of therapeutic approaches, depending on your needs for recovery while in rehab. One of our most effective methods…

How You Can Observe Teen Mental Health Awareness Day

At Fort Behavioral Health in Fort Worth, Texas, our licensed therapists and addiction treatment professionals emphasize teen mental health treatment as an essential part of our teen recovery program. If you are a teen who may have a mental health disorder that is accelerating drug or alcohol use, our Fort Behavioral Health team can help.…

Relapse Prevention Techniques

Each person desires to stay sober after undergoing drug detox and rehabilitation. However, withdrawal symptoms may cause an intense craving for the previously used drug. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), approximately 60% of people who struggled with addiction relapse within one year of treatment. Applying a combination of various relapse prevention…