ADHD's Impact on Alcohol Use Disorder | Rachel Hechtman of Sober in Central Park

ADHD is an often misunderstood and under-diagnosed mental health condition. It is also deeply connected to Alcohol Use Disorder, and other substance abuse disorders. Join us for an inspiring and informative conversation with Rachel Hechtman, sobriety coach, popular sober content creator, and founder of Sober in Central Park. Rachel shares her powerful journey of sobriety and living with ADHD, detailing how she overcame alcohol addiction after years of impulsivity and rebellion.

Rachel offers practical tips for staying sober, highlights the role of her popular Instagram account, and emphasizes finding joy and fulfillment without alcohol. Tune in to uncover the connection between ADHD and Alcohol Use Disorder, and gain insights to fuel your own journey to a healthier, more present life.

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  • ADHD can greatly impact academic and social life, and early diagnosis and treatment can make a significant difference.
  • Impulsivity and rebellion are common traits in individuals with ADHD.
  • Substance abuse can be a coping mechanism for underlying issues and can lead to dangerous situations.
  • Recognizing and acknowledging mistakes is an important step towards personal growth and making positive changes.
  • Challenges in personal life can contribute to the escalation of alcohol addiction.
  • Finding replacements for drinking, such as engaging in hobbies or activities, can help in staying sober.
  • Accountability and support from others are crucial in maintaining sobriety.
  • Journaling and self-reflection can aid in the sobriety journey.
  • ADHD can be a contributing factor to substance use and seeking a diagnosis can provide clarity.
  • The sober movement is growing, and there are many resources and communities available for support.
  • 00:00 - Introduction and Pronunciation
  • 02:54 - The Impact of ADHD
  • 08:12 - The Temptations of Impulsivity
  • 14:08 - Navigating Substance Abuse in College
  • 23:05 - The Consequences of Impulsive Decisions
  • 25:04 - Challenges in Personal Life and Escalation of Addiction
  • 26:49 - The Role of COVID-19 in Sobriety
  • 28:54 - Moment of Clarity and Decision to Stop Drinking
  • 32:21 - Practical Tips for Staying Sober
  • 39:18 - Using Instagram for Accountability and Support
  • 45:33 - Finding Joy and Fulfillment in Sobriety
  • 50:10 - ADHD and Seeking a Diagnosis
  • 53:32 - The Growing Sober Movement and Exciting Projects Ahead

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Whether you're sober, soberish, or simply seeking guidance and motivation to live a healthier, happier life, this is the show for you.  Sober Strength combines science-based tips and inspirational stories to help you conquer alcohol and various addictions, manage stress, and build your strongest body and mind.

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