Generation Rx – Teen and Student Abuse of Ritalin, Adderall and OxyContin

Teens are using prescription drugs as recreational drugs.  They have easy access to these drugs and consider them safer than street drugs.

Adam Hall died at 18 years old from an overdose of a prescripton muscle relaxant. His mother, Stacy Hall, and Steve Pasierb of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America talk to NBC’s Katie Couric.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Psychostimulants (Stimulants): Side Effects, Dangers and Street Use

Do you know if your child is taking “psychostimulants” also known as “stiumlants”?

No one knows how many of America’s high school age youngsters are taking prescribed psychiatric drugs, but an estimate of 10 – 15% would not be far off, and for some age groups and circumstances it will be far too low. If we dip into special populations such as those in special education or foster care, the figure for those taking psychiatric drugs approaches 100%.

Now a Stanford study described in the May 24-25, 2008 the Wall Street Journal by reporter Jonathan Kaufman has shown that nearly one in ten of 11th graders take stimulants like Ritalin, Adderall and Concerta without a prescription. Nine percent are taking stimulants illegally. Read the rest of this entry »

ADD, ADHD or N.D.D. (Nutritional Deficit Disorder)?

I was watching a television program this morning and there was a specialist who stated that if you think your child has ADD, perhaps they really have N.D.D.  He says it is his own term which stands for Nutritional Deficit Disorder.

There were three ingredients he mentioned to watch out for on all food labels that would help your child’s health.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feingold Diet for ADHD and Healthy Living

Where do food dyes come from? Those pretty colors that make the “fruit punch” red, the gelatin green and the oatmeal blue are made from petroleum (crude oil) which is also the source for gasoline.You will find them on the ingredient labels, listed as “Yellow No. 5,” “Red 40,” “Blue #1,” etc. The label may say “FD&C” before the number. That means “Food, Drug & Cosmetics.” When you see a number listed as “D&C” in a product, such as “D&C Red #33” it means that this coloring is considered safe for medicine (drugs) and cosmetics, but not for food. See more about colorings. Read the rest of this entry »

The Drugging of our Children Video: ADHD, School Violence…

Has your child been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD?  Does your child feel depressed?  Psychotropic drugs like Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall, Prozac and the like, are not the answer.  This article contains a legnthy video on the truth about these issues.  Every parent should watch this video.  You will also learn below natural alternative treatments for ADHD from a change in environment to diet; links that explain your parent rights, explain how thyroid function might play a role in mental illness, educational solutions and many more. Read the rest of this entry »

An ADHD Success Story Without Drugs

On Atypical_Antipsychotics Yahoo Group a mother writes:

Dear group:

I deeply appreciate being invited to this group.

I also deeply appreciate all of the members of this egroup.  You are all “fellow warriors” in my eyes… for fighting Big Pharma’s many lies for the sake of profits, and at the expense of human health.

Many of you have heard of my son Willy Darman’s rather amazing story of recovery from other egroups, as I have widely been circulating it (and its revisions) around the Internet for a few years.  I sincerely hope that you enjoyed it. Read the rest of this entry »

Concerta – ADHD Medication: Side Effects Including Death

The safety of Concerta (methylphenidate), a central nervous system stimulant commonly used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in young children, has recently been called into question after the FDA released data showing a link between ADHD medication use and a risk of sudden death.

On February 9, 2006, the FDA voted 8 to 7 in favor of requiring the most serious type of warning label for Concerta, Adderall, Ritalin and all other ADHD drugs. The black box warning is being added in response to the FDA findings that suggest there is a strong link between the use of ADHD medications and an increased risk of sudden death and serious cardiovascular problems, including heart attacks. Read the rest of this entry »