ADHD Treatment in San Diego
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is mostly characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. You may find it difficult to function in many areas of your life, like work and school. It is frustrating to feel like you are not in control of your actions, especially when it prevents you from pursuing your goals. However, seeking support with ADHD treatment can help you learn how to manage your symptoms to lead the life you want.
At Sober Life, we know how difficult it can be to find support that fits your life. Even when you are feeling down, the world keeps spinning, and responsibilities cannot be put on pause. Yet, your well-being deserves the same level of care as other parts of your life. Therefore, we are committed to helping you get the support you deserve while meeting your obligations.
The Challenges of ADHD
Unaddressed ADHD can make your daily life more challenging. Many people with ADHD may have short attention spans, difficulty staying still, and are prone to impulsive behavior. Moreover, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes, children diagnosed with ADHD may face extra challenges:
- Behavioral difficulties
- Learning impairments
- Difficulties with peers
- Increased injuries
- Mental health disorders
Further, we often associate ADHD with children who have difficulties sitting still or paying attention in class. However, children with ADHD grow up, and many others enter adulthood without knowing they have ADHD. Medline Plus notes that one-third of people may not experience signs and symptoms of ADHD in adulthood. However, little attention is paid to the majority of adults who continue to experience symptoms.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) points out that symptoms of ADHD can significantly interfere with your daily activities, goals, responsibilities, and relationships. Some of the challenges you may experience with ADHD include:
- Remembering tasks
- Making and keeping appointments
- Completing tasks
- Late for work or school
- Reduced productivity
- Maintaining jobs
Feeling like you cannot accomplish your goals or meet your basic needs is frustrating. It can feel even more overwhelming or scary when you do not know why you are struggling to remember things, stay focused, or make healthy choices. The challenges of ADHD can harm your mental health and increase feelings of anxiety and sadness. Moreover, feeling down about yourself or your life increases the risk of seeking relief from your distress with substance misuse.
At Sober Life, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to live their best life. Therefore, with ADHD treatment, you can find the support you need to thrive.
Finding ADHD Treatment at Sober Life
Healing with ADHD treatment is not about eliminating or suppressing your symptoms. We believe ADHD treatment should give you the tools you need to thrive in the real world. Our holistic approach to ADHD treatment is focused on whole-person healing and flexible support that matches your life. Through our HealthyU program, our masters-level clinicians can provide a variety of individualized treatments and modalities to build a treatment plan for your specific needs.
Building Paths to Recovery
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to mental health recovery. Thus, finding support for ADHD treatment that understands your needs is vital to long-term healing. At Sober Life, we offer holistic approaches to mental health and substance use services to give you space to find your path to recovery. Whether you have a co-occurring addiction or not, you should have access to personalized ADHD treatment that acknowledges the variety of ways it impacts your well-being.
Through our mental health and addiction recovery approaches, you can engage in resiliency-focused care to gain the tools you need to overcome obstacles and live your best life.
Mental Health Recovery Approach
As the CDC notes, individuals with ADHD are at an increased risk for mental, behavioral, and emotional difficulties. An increased risk for mental health disorders like anxiety and depression piles on to the challenges you may already be experiencing with ADHD. Therefore, with our HealthyU program, we are dedicated to providing individualized ADHD treatment that meets you where you are on your mental wellness journey.
Some of the treatment options we offer through our HealthyU program include:
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Hybrid IOP
- Virtual group IOP
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Veteran IOP
At Sober Life, we know no two people are alike, so we are committed to working in collaboration with you to customize ADHD treatment to assist you in achieving your goals for a healthier you.
Addiction Recovery Approach
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) states that adults with ADHD are more likely to develop an addiction. However, with paths to healing in mental health and addiction, we provide flexible ADHD treatment to help you get your emotional health back on track:
- Outpatient detoxification
- Virtual IOP (VIOP)
- Adolescent IOP
- Veteran IOP
- Aftercare program
With support, you can discover the strength in you to build a healthier you in recovery.
Benefits of ADHD Treatment in a Healing Setting
We know the real world does not wait for you to feel better, so we have fostered an environment where you can build skills to thrive in real-time. Being surrounded by a community of people who believe in you can increase your belief in yourself. As noted in Global Advances in Health and Medicine, a healing relationship is essential to recovery, as healthy social support helps you cope with stress, increase your self-esteem, and improve your sense of belonging. Here in San Diego, we are dedicated to fostering a recovery community that grows with you.
Whether you are considering ADHD treatment or you have been in recovery for years, Sober Life provides tools and resources for independence and connection for your long-term wellness. Surrounded by a vibrant and creative community in the Little Italy district of Downtown San Diego, we are proud of the healing and deeply connected community we have here.
Addressing the Importance of ADHD Treatment
Challenges with ADHD can leave you feeling demoralized. You may want to seek support, but it can be difficult to take that first step because of stigma and misconceptions. Despite one in five adults in the U.S. experiencing a mental health condition, there are many myths about ADHD treatment. As noted in the article “Myths about ADHD” from the Mind Institute at UC Davis Health, some common myths and facts about ADHD include:
- ADHD is over-diagnosed
- Symptoms of ADHD are just kids being kids
- Increased awareness
- Improved tools for detection
- Recognizing ADHD in previously undiagnosed adults
- Increased recognition of symptoms in females
- Symptoms are more severe than typical child behaviors
- Impedes daily functioning
- Continues to impede life in adulthood
In reality, ADHD treatment is about giving you tools to manage your symptoms and function more effectively in your daily life. When ADHD is left unaddressed, it can be detrimental to your well-being and life goals. While taking that first step toward ADHD treatment is scary, you deserve the opportunity to pursue your educational goals, find fulfilling employment, and maintain healthy, supportive relationships.
To take that first step and find ADHD treatment today, visit our Get Help page.