One of the most alarming effects of ADHD drugs on children is the fact that they may well start them down the awful road of drug dependency. Children who have used Ritalin (one of the most widely prescribed ADHD drugs) may be predisposed to using street drugs such as cocaine, crack cocaine, meth and amphetamines in general. This should mot surprise us given that the main ingredients of these ADHD Drugs are amphetamines and methylphenidate. Both act on the brain’s central nervous system. They have been proven to be addictive.
A survey done by the National Institute of Drug Abuse showed that 15% of 12th graders had used a prescription drug for a non-medical reason. Guess which prescription drugs are at the top of the list for teenagers ? Morphine and ADHD drugs (Ritalin, Wellburtin, Concerta and Strattera).
Yet another alarming effect of ADHD drugs on children is that they are often sold on the school parking lot – this activity is known as ‘pharming’. These teen drugs are often found in the teenager’s own home – in the medicine cabinet!
Other effects of ADHD drugs on children are no less alarming. Sometimes it takes ages to get the dosage right. But even so, the effects of these drugs are a serious burden for the child. The FDA site makes scary reading as it lists all the side effects and problems associated with these psychostimulant drugs. There are lots of cases of children losing weight as a result of loss of appetite and have to be given healthy snacks to keep them going. There is also a long list of effects ranging from cardiac problems, blood pressure and even suicidal thought and hallucinations.
Many parents of ADHD now refuse point blank to give their children these psychostimulants for many of the above reasons. They are now looking further afield, away from the suffocating grasp of the drug industry. There are ADHD alternative remedies which are safe, effective and will not lead to drug addiction. These natural/homeopathic ADHD remedies are scorned by the medical community but many thousands of parents will now vouch for them as being the safest and most effective ADHD cure there is. You can find out a lot more about these treatments in the link below and you will never have to worry again about the effects of ADHD drugs on children.
Robert William Locke
Make sure that you child consults with a physician prior to using any ADHD Drugs. Do not allow your child to use ADHD Drugs prescribed for another person.