Are there support groups for adults with ADD/ADHD?
You may wish to consult the ADHD page of NAMI’s website where you will find information on the condition, current treatments, ways to support recovery.
As you know, support groups can be an important part of your recovery. The following adult-specific ADD/ADHD-specific resources may be particularly helpful:
- CHADD is an organization that provides information and resources on ADHD/ADD, including treatment options, and provides in person and adult online support communities. Their information line can be reached at (800) 233-4050, Monday-Friday, 1:00 – 5:00 PM EST.
- Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) provides information and resources on ADD for adults living with the disorder, including support groups and workshops and an “Ambassadors” program to provide ADD adults an opportunity to talk with others living with the disorder. The ADDA can be reached at (800) 939-1019.
- I’m on it: Focus Timer is an app designed for children and adults who struggle to stay focused on the task at hand, including those diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, as well as anyone who struggles to stay focused. This app is available for free for Android.
- Brain Focus is a time-management application. Users can pause and resume sessions, disable WI-FI and sound during work sessions, add time if needed to a work session, skip a break or the end of a session. This app is available for free for Android.
- Evernote is a virtual organization app that allows users to type in to-dos, add reminders, scan handwritten notes, take pictures of items to follow up on, and save websites and videos. Evernote is available on Apple and Android for free.