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ADHD & Addictions

What's your addiction?

I'm trying to figure out why so many of us have addiction issues.

Okay, I'm not a scientist, not a doctor of medicine or a researcher. That's all true.

But I am trying to figure out what goes on inside my head that makes it so easy for me to become addicted to things.

And I may have figured it out. Well, partly.
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Too Smart

... to believe

Have you heard it yet? Have you had someone tell you that they know you don't have ADHD because you're too smart?

Have you had someone tell you that their child was offered a diagnosis of ADHD but they refused to accept that because they knew it wasn't true. And they based their declaration on their knowledge of their child's intelligence. They declared their child too smart to smart to...
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Life Long Learning

Still learning ...

There's a reason we, the people with ADHD, often feel like we don't belong. It's that we get left behind.

No, I don't mean picked last or not at all for games and sports, though many of us knew that feeling. I mean that we see many people doing many things and we say to ourselves, "I want to do that!"

And when we say, "that," we mean all of it. We...
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ADHD Has Stolen My Books

There they are ...

Ha. That is a blatant falsehood.

But I will not apologize for it, because, while it is untrue in every literal sense (see what I did there?) it is basically the truth of my situation.

When I was a child, I was taught to read at an early age by a brilliant woman who I am proud to say is part of the gene pool from which I emerged.

As a former school...
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Nuclear Health

Do it!

Listen, my local power generation corporation, Bruce Power, is up to something. And it has to do with mental health. It really does. I swear!

I mean, I have issues with nuclear power generation. For starters, everyone is quibbling about them burying coveralls and booties in a deep geological repository near the shore of Lake Huron, and no one is asking the tough questions, like ... "Where are the...
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ADHD Bounds

Opportunities to bound abound

So many puns, so little time.

Does that title mean the boundaries of ADHD? It does not.

Does it mean the extent to which it affects humanity? Again, no.

Though both of those are great topics, to be sure, they aren't what's on my mind this morning.
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Put Me In, Coach!

Who needs a coach?

You know how it is, right? The game is close. You're watching your team struggle. And you're sure that you could turn the thing around if only the coach would play you.

And that's absolutely nothing like having an ADHD coach!

I mean, you're not a team, and you're never on the bench, you're always in the game. So you can't be begging your coach to put you in.
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Seeking Distraction

Please?

As someone with ADHD, I'm no stranger to being distracted. And you'd not think that would be something I'd consider a benefit.

But the truth is, that perseverance is the far more noxious symptom for me these days. I hate when I have time on my hands and it disappears with me down some rabbit hole of "hyper-focus."

I'm talking about the nasty click-bait primarily. But other things can hold my eyes like...
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Podcasting The Dark Side

I had a dark side ...

No, sorry, this has nothing to do with StarWars™, this is about the dark side of my life.

And no, it isn't about my current life. Currently, I'm doing really well.

This is about what my life was like before.

This is about being a younger me, with no knowledge of ADHD, and no executive function that was comparable to the executive functions enjoyed by my peers. And the podcast...
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