ADHD Drug Treatment May Prevent Future Drug Use

Jasbird Jasbird#dead-mail-box# at myrealbox.com
Sat Aug 16 20:45:07 EST 2003


On Sat, 16 Aug 2003 20:17:07 +0100, "jon" <jonajunaAThotmailDOTcom>
wrote:

>perhaps the reason for this is as ritalin (like most amphet based drugs) is
>such a rough dirty ride that it puts you off using anything else for fear of
>similar comedown effects?!?!?!?!?!?
>
> perhaps the reason those with untreated adhd were twice as likely to use is
>due to self medication attempts.
>
>perhaps adhd deosnt even exist??  ive seen "it" succesfully "treated" with
>behavioural techniques.
>
>the medical profession needs to medicalise this things to keep itself in
>power......much the same with "personality disorder"?????????? what the hell
>is it? ive seen many many people with totally different presentations
>diagnosed with the same personality disorder?!?
>
>oh well im beginning to not give a damn anymore......smells like burnout to
>me :(

Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps social policy should be based upon something
other than feelings.

If  ritalin is such a "rough dirty ride" as you claim could you please
cite some sources.

If ADHD doesn't exist then please explain why children diagnosed with
ADHD who were not treated with stimulants are twice as likely to later
become addicted to alcohol or other drugs.




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