Dr. Wes Crenshaw is very straightforward when talking about the difficulties of living with ADD/ADHD and how to manage the disorder and be successful at work, school, and in relationships. With the use of thirteen principles to live by Dr. Wes coaches individuals into successful living and helps their parents, teachers, friends and partners to understand why those individuals do the things they do and how best to help them. The principles include the following: learn to be where you're at right now, make mindful decisions, make the right choice not the easy one, small decisions matter, don't make things worse, accept responsibility, find happiness through organization, start from where you're at, and medication management. Dr. Wes uses examples from his practice to illustrate how patients can use each principle to create successful living. Medication management is important and Dr. Wes discusses different medications, what they are useful for and how to take them to achieve the best results. At the end, each patient's story is revisited to show how that patient used the the principles and achieved success.
Blunt, to the point, and easy to read, I Always Want to Be Where I'm Not is a must read for young adults and adults with ADD/ADHD and those who love them.