ADHD and Risky Behavior in Adults
Why risky behavior sometimes accompanies ADHD.
Tips to Manage Your Impulses continued...
Some people get help from an ADHD coach. A coach can do things like check in with you several times a week to see how you’re progressing with your goals. Make sure the coach has a master’s degree in counseling or a related mental health field, says Barkley, author of Taking Charge of Adult ADHD.
You can take some helpful steps on your own, as well.
- If you know a night out can end in trouble, don’t go to bars.
- You won’t be as tempted to use your phone while driving if you keep it turned off.
- Is impulse shopping a problem for you? Make a habit of leaving your credit cards at home.