I was interviewed on News1130 Radio by News 1130 Anchor Ben Wilson Twitter, staff bio for ADHD Awareness Week in BC Ben will do 4 Interviews on ADHD In BC During ADHD Awareness Week Starting Tues Oct 15th at 7.05pm and going until Friday October 18th. Tomorrow is Carol Walley, CHADD Vancouver Coordinator.
Thanks to John Streit News1130’s Evening Editor for giving me a tour of the News1130 station. Thanks to Ben Wilson for showing me the controls. Very cool he’s like a reporter, announcer, producer all in one. Here’s a photo of me by News1130 editor John Streit
Even with the TV on the studio was so quiet it was palpable. If I ever get a big windfall, would love to have a soundproof room. Very easy to concentrate for distractable adders like me. I wonder if some serial entrepreneur like Minna Van who runs The Network Hub would add soundproof rooms like that where for an extra fee people pay extra to be able to focus easier for a few hours on projects.
20% of pathological gamblers have ADHD See more detail on ADHD and Gambling in this Journal of Gambling Study plus 20-30%+ addicts & alcoholics have ADHD. Many ADDers are entrepreneurs see this BC Business article listing a few & quoting me.
So BC citizens & politicians, keep ignoring, discriminating and refusing to have people trained to diagnose and treat ADHD adults and kids and you’ll continue to pay more in taxes for gambling, addiction, and crime. Change that? You’ll get more legal and less criminal ADHD entrepreneurs adding jobs and building vs depleting the tax base.
The full story is below.
Many problem gamblers suffer from ADHD: expert
An expert says 20 per cent of problem gamblers have ADHD
VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – In the midst of ADHD Awareness Week, we’re hearing many problem gamblers suffer from the condition.
ADHD coach Pete Quily says gambling is an impulse disorder and the three main symptoms of ADHD are hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity.
He says 20 per cent of pathological gamblers have ADHD, roughly 5 per cent of the population. “The government refuses to diagnose us or treat us. When you see the cost of ADHD, whether it be gambling, addiction, or jail, it’s a lot cheaper to treat us. They don’t seem to be taking it seriously, the research is out there.”
Quily says substance abuse is also a major issue. “If you have ADHD and get it treated through medication and other ways, you actually reduce the risk of substance abuse. The smallest number I’ve seen is 20 to 30 per cent of addicts and alcoholics have ADHD.”
He adds 21 to 45 per cent of prisoners in jail have ADHD.
“Don’t you think as a society we should more likely focus on getting these people the treatment they deserve and having more legal entrepreneurs, because many billions have ADHD, instead of criminal entrepreneurs who are self-medicating with booze, drugs and violence,” Quily wonders.
The News1130 Evening Show is hosting a week-long ADHD Awareness special, speaking with experts, support staff, and people that live with the condition.
News1130‘s Ben Wilson will be hosting live interviews nightly at 7:05 p.m.