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12 Step Recovery, Women, and ADD/ADHD

In AA, NA, and have ADD/ADHD? Here's a place for us to talk about recovery on these many levels--challenges with taking meds, avoiding relapse, tools you use, and related issues. Welcome!

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Latest Activity: Oct 29, 2013

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Importance of AA Steps and Sponsors

Started by Liz. Last reply by katiesue Nov 30, 2012. 4 Replies

I am new to this group.  Live in St Louis.  Get mighty tired of having ADD.  I try to let the steps help me with this living problem the same as financial problems, etc. or whatever issue I am…Continue

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Comment by Ckstout on August 28, 2013 at 7:37pm
I am on step 4 of the 12 steps. I have such a hard time changing my thinking.
Comment by Ckstout on August 28, 2013 at 7:32pm
Hello, I am a recovery alcholic and was diagnosed with add six years ago. I just hit my 60 day of sobriety. Life is hard. I am in AA.
Comment by TW on September 23, 2012 at 10:43am

Is this site still active?  

Comment by Flickr on December 19, 2010 at 9:44am

Angela thank you for responding,

I get that I have a problem. I want to understand it and learn how to control it.  Granite there are many issues I have below the surface. But I have a gut feeling regarding the ADHD and Alcohol.   It seems the last couple of years with hormonal changes that the ADHD is affecting me more in many ways.

I have tried AA and I have trouble with the group settings and always different people. For me, I kind of feel like I am starting over at each meeting. The ADHD in me has a hard time listening to so many stories. The group structure doesn't feel safe to me and I have a difficult time talking there.

What are your coping skills or shall I say how have you learned to gain control?

Flickr

 

Comment by AngelaOregon on December 12, 2010 at 11:40pm
Hi Flickr,
I know for me that the details of my drug/alcohol use/abuse may be different than those I hear at meetings--I've never been arrested, didn't binge drink often, get violent, etc.
I do know, though, that I relate a lot to the out of control-ness I hear people talk about in AA/NA, the making--and breaking--of promises to myself and others about drinking (and the shame I felt), the belief that it's going to be different, this time, the turning to alcohol and/or drugs as a way to get to an answer, a solution for problems or frustrations that challenge me.
So that's how I knew I had (and have) a substance abuse problem. Nobody could tell me, though; I had to come to that myself.
Angela
Comment by Flickr on December 5, 2010 at 10:18am
I am interested in finding more information regarding ADD + Women+ Alcohol. Drinking has always been an impulsive reaction for me. I don't identify much in AA meetings with the stories that I have heard. I don't come home and drink and I don't get violent, bing for days etc. A few years ago I realized I would never stop drinking if I did not learn to control my ADD. Drinking for me is a impulse reaction when I feel I can't control something. It usually happens when my emotions are high. Can anyone else relate their ADD to drinking? Do you think that alcohol controls your life or you need to have it or when you do drink that you tend to overdo as we do most things in life.
 

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