Skip to content

ADD & ADHD Health Center

Font Size

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.

1 | 2
Reviewed on June 11, 2014

Today on WebMD

Post it notes
Symptoms and treatments.
Close up of eye
What's zapping your focus?
man driving car
How to manage your impulses.
Woman shopping for vitamins at drugstore
Should you take them?
concentration killers
Woman taking a vitamin or supplement
ADHD and Substance Abuse
Reduce Side Effects ADHD Medications

boy eating egg
smiling man
ADHD in Marriage and Romantic Relationships
Adult man lying awake in bed

WebMD Special Sections