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Specialized Treatment for ADHD and Substance Use Disorder

Coping with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be challenging, affecting various aspects of life, including work, relationships, and personal well-being. 

effective treatments are available to help manage the symptoms of ADHD.

At Renewal Lodge, we understand the challenges of living with ADHD, and our dedicated team of experts is committed to providing compassionate and personalized care to help you regain control of your life.

Overview of ADHD and its Symptoms

ADHD encompasses three main types, each characterized by distinct symptom patterns. Understanding these types is crucial for tailoring effective treatment approaches. The three types of ADHD are:
Predominantly Inattentive Presentation:
Individuals with this type primarily struggle with attention-related symptoms, such as difficulty sustaining focus, being easily distracted, and forgetfulness in everyday tasks. They may appear dreamy and disorganized and need help with following instructions.
Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation:
In this type, hyperactivity and impulsivity are more pronounced. People may experience restlessness, fidgeting, and need to be in motion. Impulsive behaviors, such as yelling out answers and interrupting others, are common.
As the most common type, this presentation includes a combination of symptoms from both inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive types. Individuals may struggle with focus, be overly active, and exhibit impulsive behaviors.
It’s important to note that the severity and specific symptoms can vary widely among individuals, making each case unique. Accurate diagnosis and understanding the particular type of ADHD are crucial steps in developing personalized and effective treatment plans to help individuals thrive and reach their full potential.

Understanding the Causes of ADHD

The causes of ADHD are not entirely understood, as it is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder influenced by various genetic and environmental factors. Research indicates that genetic and environmental factors play significant roles in its development. Here are some key points and statistics related to the causes of ADHD:

Studies suggest genetics plays a substantial role in ADHD development. If a close family member has ADHD, there is a higher likelihood of the condition being present in other family members. Twin studies have shown that genetics contributes to approximately 70-80% of ADHD cases.

ADHD is associated with imbalances in neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine, which are essential for regulating attention and impulsivity.
Differences in brain structure and activity have been observed in individuals with ADHD, particularly in regions responsible for attention, impulse control, and executive functions.

Prenatal exposure to substances like alcohol, tobacco, and certain drugs, as well as premature birth and low birth weight, were linked to an increased risk of developing ADHD.

While the specific causes of ADHD remain a subject of ongoing research, understanding the interplay of genetic and environmental factors can help shape more effective interventions and support for individuals with ADHD and their families. Early diagnosis and comprehensive treatment approaches are essential to improving the lives of those affected by this complex condition.

Therapy for ADHD at Renewal Lodge

At Renewal Lodge, we believe in offering a comprehensive range of evidence-based therapies to address the unique needs of individuals with ADHD. Our team of dedicated professionals collaborates to design personalized treatment plans that integrate various therapeutic modalities. Some of the types of therapies available at Renewal Lodge include:

Behavioral Therapy:

Our behavioral therapy sessions focus on identifying problematic behaviors associated with ADHD and replacing them with positive, adaptive actions. Techniques like Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) help individuals modify negative thoughts and impulsive reactions, fostering healthier behavioral patterns.

Medication Management:

For individuals who may benefit from medication as part of their treatment plan, our expert psychiatrists carefully prescribe and monitor medications to optimize their effectiveness in managing ADHD symptoms.


Our cutting-edge neurofeedback therapy uses real-time monitoring of brain activity to help patients learn to regulate their attention and focus better. By providing immediate feedback, individuals can develop enhanced cognitive control.

Coaching and Skill-Building:

We offer coaching and skill-building sessions to improve executive functioning, time management, and organizational skills. These practical skills empower individuals to navigate their daily lives more easily and efficiently.

Group Therapy:

Group therapy sessions provide a supportive environment for individuals to connect with others who understand their challenges and triumphs. Through group discussions and activities, individuals can share experiences, gain valuable insights, and develop a sense of community.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment at Renewal Lodge

At Renewal Lodge, our holistic approach to ADHD treatment ensures that each individual receives a tailored blend of therapies that work synergistically to foster personal growth, resilience, and a renewed sense of clarity in navigating life with ADHD.

Are you or a loved one struggling to cope with the challenges of ADHD? Take the first step towards a brighter future by contacting Renewal Lodge today.

Dear Renewal Lodge Visitors,

My name is John Bruna, co-founder of the Mindfulness in Recovery® Institute, and more importantly, a grateful member of the recovery community. I am incredibly fortunate to have found my recovery in 1984. Of course, I did not achieve continuous recovery through willpower or my own efforts, but through the guidance and caring support of countless others that selflessly taught me how to live through the 12 Steps.

My journey of recovery brought this once homeless, shame-based, traumatized, insecure young man to a life far beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I discovered self-worth, the joy of helping others, the gifts of parenting and grandparenting, and most importantly the ability to live a meaningful and purposeful life with integrity.

One of the greatest gifts of recovery is that I have the opportunity to give back and help others discover their self-worth, dignity, and the skills to fully live lives that they find truly meaningful. This is the inspiration for developing the skills of Mindfulness in Recovery® (MIR) to meet the needs of new generations struggling with alcohol and other substance use disorders. MIR is a set of evidence-based skills designed to help people fully integrate their tools of recovery in ways that are personalized, practical, and in alignment with their deepest values.

While we train counselors and therapists throughout the United States and abroad, I personally have chosen to work directly with the amazing team and clients at Renewal Lodge to develop the model MIR 12-step program for the nation. I choose Renewal Lodge because of the vision of its mission and the dedication of its team. Renewal Lodge is an extremely rare environment in which the staff embodies the very mindfulness and 12-step practices and skills they offer their clients. The results have been beyond my expectations. It is an honor to be here and I treasure my personal time with every client I meet.

With Gratitude,

John Bruna
John Bruna
Director of Mindfulness