Research from Boston University suggests that exposure to stimulant medications such as Ritalin during adolescence may result in cocaine addiction in later life. “You can give drugs . . . during adulthood or during the juvenile stage and it may not have much of a long-lasting impact,” says BU professor Kathleen Kantak, who has spent five years researching possible ADHD/cocaine links. “But you take a brain that is very rapidly transitioning, you add a pharmacological agent on top of that, and you increase the risk of having some long-term consequences.”
Society really needs to take a look at caffeine, The Gateway To All Speed, but since it is in such wide-spread legal use and such a money-maker that is not about to happen. No psychiatrist ever said anything to me about caffeine, in fact its use, except when it made clients too alert, was encouraged in “mental health” settings at least into the 1980s.
The first time it was suggested that I abstain from caffeine was by Dr. Paul Eck when I obtained a tissue mineral analysis from ARL in 1982. This was also the first time I became aware of the potency of the stuff and the withdrawal effects like headaches and mood swings.
Now Five Hour Energy seems to be at every check-out counter and even hosts programs on National Public Radio. Say anything negative about it or Red Bull and people regard you as a nut case. It’s as American as Coca Cola. Oh, that’s right, Coke contained cocaine when it was first introduced to consumers, and the “Un-Cola”, 7-Up, featured lithium. “Try making that (lithium) from a cola nut (or a coca leaf).”
When I was a young boy, watching a western movie on our black and white TV with my father, the bartender in the saloon said to the cowboys, “Name your poison.”
I asked my father, “Dad, are those drinks poison?”. He thought a moment and answered “Yes, they’re all poison, even that “saspirilla” that the good guy drinks.”
Coffee is called the devil’s cup. I’m an addict. If I don’t have coffee within the first hour of waking up, I start to become painfully sick. Migraines and vomiting. That’s why it’s called the devil’s cup.
Psychiatry teaches kids how to do drugs.
Adderal Dexedrine and Ritalin are a much better high than cocaine ! they are smoother, longer lasting and much cheaper.
Many Diagnosed With ADHD May Develop Methamphetamine Habit as Adults !!!!
I wouldn’t know. Have no desire to drink or do drugs.
Her research suggests that rats which displayed ADHD symptoms during adolescence and were given Ritalin, responded favorably. They were taken off Ritalin until they reached adulthood. Then, they responded favorably once again.
Some bona fide researchers, including those quoted by MIA, confirm over and over again the fact that ADHD is certainly a real problem, often crippling those who manifest its symptoms.
I agree that a lack of attention or concentration could be a hindrance to people. If so, and they want to take drugs for it, so be it. I’d just never label a child as “ADHD”. It doesn’t end there either, once you start adding in “comorbities” and possible side-effects of stimulants in some individuals like mania, it results into more labelling like “bipolar disorder” etc. and more drugs.
You could describe and state behaviour for what it is and find out causal factors specific to the individual and leave it at that. Hopefully some people can do that for themselves and stay out of the psych. system and its world altogether.
Edit: I didn’t see the time-stamp on this article nor post. I replied to someone who probably doesn’t even remember that they made this comment.
1 in 7 people who drink alcohol will become alcoholic.
Alcohol causes permanent damage.
Warning: Life is known to lead to death. 10 out of 10 people who are living, will die. .
Interestingly enough people who are at deaths door are often given AD’S. It seems they mistake the face of death and suffering as a “medical” depression. And we all know that after receiving AD’s while dying that wretched death, people are wonderfully relaxed, tada. Funny how they don’t medicate the ER trauma victims with AD’s, because those people have a wretched look on their faces.
Yep they did a study of “facial expression” on sick people. It seemed some with disease had a “depressed” look, and some did not. Those that did, died sooner.
I guess they never considered “severity” of disease. Now they and everyone else knows that two people with arthritis will have different expressions.
So in essence, medicine says that ALL disease is the same, all degrees of same diseases are the same, and so all people should have the same expression.
That look of death and suffering is genetic I hear.
The medical people seem to have the blessing to harass even sick people with their propaganda. And it is harassment when people are ill and chemicals they do not need are pushed on them in their most vulnerable state. Reminds me of mother theresa who made her dying people play with beads and crosses at the end of their lives.
Nadine Lambert did some good work on this line. She also showed an increased risk of smoking relating to the use of stimulants in childhood or adolescence.
Why’d you necro this article?
What’s “necro” mean?
“Necroing a thread” or in this case an article means posting on a very old article that’s long forgotten (by most, at least).
Comes from “necro”, a word which pertains to death. In other words, this article is “dead” and you resurrected it.
Ah, I get it! But someone else had resurrected it first, I believe. I was just responding to a comment someone else made, otherwise I would never have seen it. Good to know it’s still breathing!
Well geez Steve, it was either you or me that “necroed” it. Is that a word?
I’m looking at posting times lol.
It breathes as long as it’s online. Well and even if it wasn’t online anymore, perhaps the messages within old articles breathe on within those who read them originally.