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One In Ten Adolescent Boys takes ADD drug

As reported by the New York Times:

"The number of young American adults taking medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder nearly doubled from 2008 to 2012, according to a report to be released Wednesday by the nation’s largest prescription drug manager.

The drug manager, Express Scripts, which processes prescriptions for 90 million Americans, also found that almost one in 10 adolescent boys were taking medications for the disorder, usually stimulants such as Adderall or Concerta.

Some experts said the report provided the clearest evidence to date that the disorder is being diagnosed and treated with medication in children far beyond reasonable rates, and that steeply rising diagnoses among adults might portend similar problems. These drugs can temper hallmark symptoms like severe inattention and hyperactivity but also carry risks like sleep deprivation, appetite suppression and, more rarely, addiction and hallucinations..." (Yeah, some of the risks we know of.)


As bad as it is, I personally believe this report *under-reports* current circumstances re America's DRUGGED CHILDREN. Ask teachers. They know the truth: their classrooms reflect a microcosm of the big picture. It's *not unusual* to find a good 25% of an average class taking daily prescription drugs for some learning and/or behavior disorder.

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A friend of mine just a few years ago

called me and was upset because her young daughter's school teacher and the principal of the elementary school, insisted she be medicated. They told my friend their conclusions of A.D.D. and she must be treated for this. So my friend took the child to the "doctor" and he prescribed a high dosage Adderall tablet. My friend gave the child the recommended dosage and the child literally bounced off the walls and was acting like she was on meth amphetamine. The next day the child didn't want to take anymore of that crap. She cried and didn't want to go to school. (poor kid) Her principal made threats of expulsion without compliance to the request. So my friend went back to the "doctor" and got a reduced Mg. dosage, and made the kid take it. A sad deal,,,,,,


Yes, that's what I

mentioned to jrd, below. I guess the threshold among administration and staff is different at different schools. But I'm aware, too, of situations where parents have been pressured into their children taking the drugs. Yes, it's a very sad situation, all right. :(

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Don't forget abuse. I know

Don't forget abuse. I know kids in college that made a ton of money because they had an Adderall prescription that their parents paid for and they turned around and sold them 7-10 bucks a pill. Pretty much everyone took it to study for finals, some even staying up for 4-5 days at a time. I even talked to one guy that stayed awake all week then slept all day Sunday.

Its pretty much the new cocaine as well, you just break open a capsule and snort it and you can party and drink like a fish for the next 5 -7 hours.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

when your brain is wrecked by fluoride

when your brain is wrecked by fluoride and you've been conditioned to compartmentalize through ringing bells every 50-minutes and commercial breaks every 12 minutes, it becomes difficult to focus on a given topic for any length of time.

This manufactured condition is caused by the environment.. and the environment has been manipulated on purpose by those who seek to profit from your ills.

If we could disrupt the pharmaceutical supply long enough to get the 70% of americans who take prescription drugs each day off of these substances, revolution would only be weeks away.

At their inceptions, the #Liberty, #OccupyWallStreet and #TeaParty movements all had the same basic goal... What happened?

Big Pharma wants everyone on a script or a vaccine

I have posted the full documentary but this is just the 1st part.
It talks about their agenda and business model.



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Hey M

This is an interesting topic. A few nights ago I was talking to a friend I have known since pre school. We went through elementary, middle, and high school together and even took some classes in college together. He is on a anti depressant now, but he has been on every psych drug I can think of and it started in elementary school with Adderall. We were talking about how everyone we know was prescribed a drug of sorts at some point in time or another at very young ages. Adderall was the drug of physicians choice at that time and I can think of less people I knew in school that were NOT on Adderall than people I did know that were on Adderall.

The ones that were on it too long in some cases have some very intense substance dependencies these days.

I have also worked in public school systems as a tutor and have watched so many children get labeled as ADD because they have a bad day or something.

I will say I noticed this much; it seemed like more and more parents were beginning to question the quick jump to labels and drug prescriptions than what I know to go on when I was in school.

It really was just the answer when I was in school, everyone had some sort of drug prescribed to them. Like I said, it was weirder to not have a prescription when I was in school. I didn't, but that wasn't for lack of authorities trying. My parents just didn't want me to take anything, but I was 'diagnosed' and prescribed a whole slew of drugs throughout the years.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

Thank you jrd, for

sharing your experiences - which only confirm my own observation. Really, it's bad. I know, because I have a couple teacher friends. In one of their classes - in a middle-to-upscale school district in an average-ability class (that is, we're not talking special ed here), 3/4th's of the class was on drugs for a learning disability, behavior disorder, and/or ADD.

It's interesting what you raised about a possible connection between that early use of ADD prescriptions drugs and substance dependency later on in life. In so many ways, our society is just one big FDA trial. :(

That's good if parents are not as quick to okay the drugs. I'd heard that there can be a lot of pressure on parents by schools/teachers because... drugged children are easier! Gr-r-r.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir