Understanding ADDictions and the Correlation with ADHD
ADDictions and ADHD
Gabor Maté, M.D.
Dr. Gabor Maté discusses a different perspective on understanding ADHD and addictions. First, there’s the need to understand how the addictive brain works and why many with ADHD struggle with addictions — it is not all about genes and inheriting ADHD. One of the missing links in understanding this is through recognizing early traumas people have and why some turn to addictions and some do not. By understanding one’s inner self, the early loss or pain, and being heard and understood by others, one can move beyond addictive behaviors, as well as improve life with ADHD.