There was a ladies group who would gather for a friendly Bridge game each week. One of the ladies was found to be fooling in her purse and was asked, “What are you looking for?” The answer was she was looking for the Ritalin. She had a prescription but it was for her son. She was however taking it. These cute little pills make me focus better and so I can play better. She had taken her son to the doctor because the school counselor had advised it to help him focus better. She tried this little pill to see what kind of effect her son is experiencing. What she found was a pill that is classified by the DEA as a Schedule II narcotic. It made her feel good so she took it along with her son. His grades by the way got better but what she did notice was that he had developed an attitude of aggression. She was on the third prescription that was filled. She had decided to take her son off these pills but did not want to stop herself.
This is all too common stories we are getting from many places. Ritalin is a drug that nearly 5 percent of American children between the ages of 6 and 17 are taking because they were diagnosed with ADHA. There has been much speculation given by authors that ADHA was being over-diagnosed and that Ritalin, and the other amphetamine-like drugs, was being prescribed in many cases to children who would respond well to family therapy and other programs at home and at school.
Let’s go back to our mother. She is now very happy that she found something that will help her get her work done because she has more energy and does focus better. She now tells herself that she has ADHA and has had it all along and that is where her son got it. The things we tell ourselves to keep using a drug. What she is doing is using this drug as speed because my friend that is what it is. It is a stimulant. What we have here is a suburban mother who feels like she found an answer to make her happy and what we actually have here is an addict in the making. This answer to her problem will soon become her problem.
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