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ADHD Drug Treatment May Prevent Future Drug Use

Steve Harris sbharris at ix.RETICULATEDOBJECTcom.com
Sat Aug 16 21:20:44 EST 2003

"Jasbird" <Jasbird#dead-mail-box#@myrealbox.com> wrote in
message news:aantjvkdm2n8bjst14s0vmrrnail8o9ih2 at 4ax.com...
> 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.

Perhaps because this wasn't a randomized prospective study.
Let alone a blinded placebo controlled one. The group whose
parents cared enough and had the resources enough to treat
them, are certainly not the same kids, socioeconomically, as
the ones that didn't get treated.

Do not infer truth from post hoc uncontrolled epidemiology.
Such studies would have you believe you need to attend
church regularly to get well.  Do you think medicare should
pay for church attendance as medical care?


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