Study Shows that ADHD Drug Abuse Being During the Teen Years

adhdKiddie Cocaine it’s called.  More formally, Ritalin; and commonly prescribed to children and youth as a chemical “solution” to study difficulties in school.  According to the Drug Enforcement Administration,  Ritalin (the drug methylphenidate), is a Schedule II narcotic.  It is in the same drug classification as amphetamines, cocaine and morphine.  It begs the question, why are we starting our children and youth on the path to drug addiction by giving them a Schedule II narcotic? Continue reading

Study Finds Former Prisoners are at a High Risk of Death from Substance Abuse

prisonerA newly published study featured in The Lance Psychiatry reports that in the population released from prison, around half of deaths amongst women and about one-third of total deaths amongst men are due to alcohol and drug abuse.  In the United States, study researchers estimate that about 9 percent of externally-caused deaths such as accidents and suicides could be preventable if former prisoners were treated for drug and alcohol abuse. Continue reading