More Young People Getting Addiction Help for ADD and ADHD Drugs
Finally! Ritalin, Adderall and other drugs for ‘ADD’ and ‘ADHD’ are being recognized as the dangerous and addictive drugs that they are. According to a recent news story, a lot of young people going to facilities for addiction help are taking these drugs.
How do they get them? Some get them from their doctors; others get them from their friends (who do have a prescription) or they buy them off the street.
A recent news story said “We found many of those prescriptions are being passed out, sold and abused, and it’s leading to life-threatening addictions.”
Although the article was about the situation in general, they did talk about a specific person: Annie Gendaszek. She was introduced to ADHD drugs medications when she was 13 years old by a friend who had a prescription.
“I really liked the side effect and how it made me feel,” she said “so I sought out my own prescriptions from doctors.” By the time Annie was in college, she was abusing the drug every day and experiencing significant weight loss, irritable moods, and she started lying, stealing, and being dishonest.
She knew she needed help, and she got it. She went to drug rehab, and she’s now been drug-free for four years. But she started at 13 and it didn’t get addressed until she was in college. That’s a long time.
And she had to get professional addiction help. She wasn’t able to do it on her own.
So what happens to kids who are put on these types of drugs – as prescribed by their doctors – when they’re six, eight, ten years old and stay on it for years?
Are they also addicted? Of course.
Is it really worth it to turn your kids into drug addicts to treat so-called diseases – ADD and ADHD – that there is no proof actually even exist?
I’m sure you agree that turning your kids into drug addicts is not a good thing.
If you want to help your kids, have a look at the possibility of taking them to someone who is experienced in alternative medicine. They can often find things that regular doctors can’t find – things that may be causing the symptoms you’re trying to get under control with the drugs.
If you’ve already started your kids on these drugs, find some addiction help to get them off the drugs safely, and then see a healthcare practitioner who can help you figure out what’s really causing their ADD or ADHD symptoms.