How Casa Recovery Treats ADD/ADHD

ADD/ADHD is one of the most common mental health challenges faced by individuals and families in southern California. ​

It affects people of all ages, races, and social backgrounds, and it can make someone feel like it’s impossible to focus or concentrate on tasks or stay organized. 


We’re going to dig into what exactly ADD/ADHD is and why treatment is so important. We’ll also take a look at some of the most effective ADD/ADHD treatments in Orange County. In the end, we’ll break down the reasons that Casa Recovery should be your choice for ADD/ADHD recovery.



Attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADD/ADHD, is a mental health disorder that affects millions of people around the world, and it is most often characterized by significant inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. These symptoms can become severe enough to cause interference in daily life, making it more and more difficult to focus, complete tasks, and stay organized. ADD/ADHD is a chronic disorder, and it will require ongoing maintenance to manage it effectively, but it can be overcome with the right treatment and therapy combination. ADD/ADHD can manifest in many different ways depending on the individual struggling with it. Some people find that it makes it nearly impossible for them to focus or dedicate meaningful attention to something, and prevent them from ever efficiently completing tasks. Other people may find that they struggle with hyperactivity, and while they can pay attention to some things, they find it incredibly difficult to stay sitting still long enough to learn. Another major symptom of ADD/ADHD is impulsivity, which can make it difficult to control behaviors as well as emotions.  While ADD/ADHD is most commonly diagnosed in children, it can and frequently does affect adults as well. There are potentially millions of people with ADD/ADHD in the US, and while the causes still aren’t known, there are some factors like genetics and environmental factors that can influence whether or not an individual develops ADD/ADHD.

ADHD Treatment in Orange County

Casa Recovery is the leading provider of ADD/ADHD treatment in Orange County, and our team of expert addiction professionals is trained in several forms of evidence-based treatment methods that have been shown to be effective in treating ADD/ADHD. If you or someone you love are struggling with ADD/ADHD, know that help is available for those who want it and that even though mental illness can be isolating, you aren’t alone.

Common ADD/ADHD Treatment Methods

There are many different types of treatments available for individuals living with ADD/ADHD, and it’s our goal to make sure we have access to the most effective and popular methods to give every patient the best chance at recovery. Some of the most common treatment methods are below.

Medication Management

One of the most essential components of a successful ADD/ADHD treatment program, but also the one most often heavily stigmatized, is medication management. Medication management is where a psychiatrist, or more often a small team of them, works closely with an individual to help develop a plan for medication usage that is customized to their specific needs. 

There are a variety of different ADD/ADHD medications, and while many of them can help individuals to manage frustrating symptoms like inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, they each may have side effects undesirable to the user. This is why it’s important to work with a medication management team to find the right medication and dose for your needs, which can give them a better chance of improving their overall functioning.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a type of psychotherapy that has a distinct focus on helping to guide the patient to recognize and change their negative thought patterns and resulting or associated behaviors. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a well-known evidence-based treatment that has been shown to maintain effectiveness while treating addiction and many other mental health issues. 

Additionally, CBT helps to boost positive, healthy thoughts and behaviors by using them to replace negative thoughts and beliefs that contribute to the addiction. Overall, this leads to a notable reduction in symptoms of anxiety, panic, depression, and other symptoms, as well as a marked decrease in addictive behavior.

For individuals living with ADD/ADHD, this can be an effective way to reduce the severity of symptoms. It can also help develop strategies to cope with symptoms that cannot be eliminated. One example of this would be using CBT to help break tasks down into smaller and more numerous, but more manageable tasks. 

Lifestyle Changes

Lifestyle changes are also a significant component of many programs for California ADD/ADHD treatment. These changes include relatively significant changes like increasing the amount of exercise the individual gets or reevaluating potentially healthy eating habits to be more healthy in reality. 

Exercise, for example, is incredibly effective in reducing the symptoms of ADD/ADHD as well as their severity. Exercise causes the brain to release endorphins, which are chemicals that make you feel good, and which can help boost your overall mood and help you stay more focused and alert in general. 

Eating a more wholesome and healthy diet can also have a considerable effect on overall well-being, which can minimize ADD/ADHD symptoms. Other lifestyle changes can be implemented as well, including yoga, meditation, breathing exercises, and more.

Mindfulness-Based Therapies

Therapies based on the practice of mindfulness, such as yoga and meditation, can help individuals build more self-awareness and self-regulation skills. Both of these can be very effective skills for helping to manage many of the most noticeable ADD/ADHD symptoms to reduce in severity. Mindfulness-based therapies help teach individuals how to keep their focus in the present moment, and how to create and cultivate a sense of calm and peace inside themselves, which can lower stress levels in general and help enhance overall functionality.


Casa Recovery Provides Leading ADHD Treatment In Orange County

At Casa Recovery, we understand how important it is for the best ADD/ADHD treatment in Orange County to incorporate a combination of evidence-based treatments to quickly determine which is the most effective approach to managing the symptoms of ADD/ADHD. Our team of experienced addiction professionals works closely with every single individual to determine a personalized treatment plan that can address their specific needs and recovery goals.  Whether the solution is lifestyle changes, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, or medication management, we have the right tools to get you the right help. Our treatment plans can help manage difficult symptoms as well as improve your overall quality of life. Reach out today to learn more about Southern California ADD/ADHD treatment.

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