ADHD & Alcohol: How They’re Connected

Ever wonder why it seems like you can never just have one drink? As someone living with ADHD, your brain works a little differently, making you more prone to chasing the dopamine rush of alcohol. The truth is, ADHD and alcohol don’t mix well, and for good reason. When you have a drink, your ADHD symptoms seem to vanish as your brain gets flooded with feel-good chemicals, giving you a temporary escape from the daily challenges of living with a neurodiverse mind. The problem is that this escape is fleeting, and the more you drink, the worse your symptoms become.