Problem Gambling, College and ADHD

If you are attending college, you probably don’t realize that just a few short years ago gambling was not part of everyday American life. Today gambling is as common as alcohol in college life. There are gambling opportunities everywhere: Vegas vacations targeting the spring break crowd, state-run lottery tickets at every corner store, Native-run casinos just up the road, slot games can be joined from every computer, and dorm room card games are a Friday night ritual. Students with ADHD are especially at risk for developing a gambling addiction. In fact ADHD students have an even higher rate of problem gambling than other college students – as many as 19% (nearly 1 in 5) college students with ADHD have a problem with gambling.

ADHD Medication: A Safety Punch List

When your ADHD child is taking medications, it is important to educate yourself and your child about how to use them safely and effectively. We provide a checklist of things both you and your child can do to avoid common problems that often arise with ADHD prescriptions.

ADHD Online Time Management Trick

Do you find yourself distracted whenever you turn on your computer? Going online is especially distracting for everyone – not just people who have ADHD. Email, social media, online games, banking and blog feeds are all appropriate uses of online time. But they can also keep you from focusing on more difficult computer uses like researching and writing papers. Here some low-tech tips for keeping your priorities in mind and using your time wisely.

“Coming out” about ADHD

Sharing that you have ADHD with your friends, families and teachers is a very private and personal decision. With ADHD Awareness Week just around the corner (September 13 – 17, 2010), we’d like to offer a few thoughts about the positive side of disclosing your ADHD and using it as an opportunity to educate others.

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