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“Men Becoming Our Best,” the Virtual Support Group That’s Our Gift to the People We Love

By Mike Fedel It could have been a tough night for non-nerds. Not true – we welcome everyone! But at least 3 of the 7 guys at the meeting were ‘techies’. ADDA’s newest Peer Support Group – “Men Becoming Our Best” – held its first meeting February 18, 2018. Of course, we compared operating systems […]

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Highway to Hell: Untreated Depression, Anxiety & ADHD Drove Me to Addiction

By James Tilley I always knew something was wrong but could not figure it out. I had trouble relating to others and making friends. I hated school and I was miserable. At age six I was tested at school and with doctors. Sure enough, I was diagnosed with ADHD, depression, anxiety and dyslexia. In those […]

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ADHD Stimulants: Medication Diversion in the Real World

A Podcast from Jeff Copper’s Attention Talk Radio There’s ADHD content and then there’s ADHD content. Every young adult with ADHD needs to listen to this episode of Jeff Copper’s Attention Talk Radio podcast. Jeff found an individual who agreed to be interviewed anonymously about his very real experience. He was caught red-handed diverting his […]

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We Learn From Each Other

Adults with ADHD are always learning about their unique ADHD characteristics. If you can’t change them, you need to find ways to accept them and build new processes to make them work. Learning from each other is one of the greatest benefits of being a member of ADDA. I’m a procrastinator, big time. Before my […]

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My Story (Or At Least the ADD Part)

By Dr. Miriam Reiss Twenty-one years ago, a career coaching client came to my office and proclaimed, with tears in her eyes, “You have to read this book so you’ll understand me.” In reading the book, Sari Solden’s “Women with Attention Deficit Disorder,” I realized the author was talking about me too, not just my client. I was […]

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Happy Holidays!

Where ever you are, whoever you are, however you celebrate! There is a movement afoot to divide people. This year we’ve seen it grow in new and painful directions worldwide. But ADDA’s strength has always been coming together. That’s why this year I’d like to offer ADDA’s holiday wish as one, not of peace, prosperity […]

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Believe in Your Strengths and The Value of Your Differences

By Gabriel One of my typical ADHD behaviors in an elementary school classroom was to constantly recline my desk and balance on it.  Teachers would call my attention on this all the time.  Also, I just couldn’t keep my shoes on, so I would take them off and very often the teacher or other students would take […]

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How to Use Your Trampoline as the Ultimate ADHD Management Tool

By Adam Eyal  If you suffer from ADHD, you might have used a trampoline as a form of therapy as a child, but did you know that it can be just as effective a management tool when you reach adulthood? Through a mixture of coping strategies and trying to fit into social expectations, most children […]

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A Little Talent Goes a Long Way

By Dean Solden The very first ADHD Conference I attended was in 1990 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ADHDers, being the creative souls we are, often have special talents and many of the people attending were musicians. Throw a bunch of musicians together and they’ll soon be jamming. Make it ADHD musicians and it gets wild! […]

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Social Skills Guru Caroline Maguire Pilots Program for ADHD Adults

Interviewed by Patti Schwab The title of your presentation ” Why Does No One Like Me? Learn How to Read the Room to Create a More Positive Social Approach” can you tell us how you came to offer a session on social skills for adults at the Atlanta conference? I’ve been working with children with […]

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