You must not know much about these drugs. Most are given in the morning, so by the time homework comes around, they are no longer working.
Actually I know quite a lot about them. But you missed the larger point of my comment.
posted on 09/12/2006 11:27:39 AM PDT
(What part of-- "DEATH TO AMERICA" --do the Democrats not understand?)
Well then you know that most of these drugs are given in the morning. And your larger point was what?
Except that your larger point has nothing to do with this story. Ritalin, when properly prescribed has a positive effect on the child suffering from ADD/ADHD. When inproperly prescribed (given when the child does not have one of these disorders) can have a somewhat smaller positive effect on the child (greater focus, but not to the degree you find with a child properly diagnosed). On the other hand, allowing your child to smoke Marijuana or use other illegal drugs had no positive effect whatsoever, and can have very detrimental effects. So, your point was, again?
posted on 09/12/2006 11:36:10 AM PDT
(Proud Father of an American Soldier)
Ritalin is a useful drug for those who actually need it. You can't compare it to pot smoking, which has no benefit at all, except to turn a kid into a brain-dead goof-ball later in life.
Studies of brain growth and development show that during these early teen years is the last time the brain shows accelerated development, then brain then actually sheds a lot of unused brain cells in it's final development.
Those who use as much of their brain as possible during this period tend to retain more brain cells, and have slightly larger brains when they reach full growth. They have better short and long term memory, and are able to learn faster. They may also suffer less brain deterioration in their old age. Ritalin, which actually helps some children focus and concentrate and therefore learn better, would appear to also help these childrens brain development, giving them a chance of achieving a higher education level, and onward to better employment, something they otherwize would not achieve without it. Pot is useless in every way, and often leads to a poorer quality of life, not to mention cronic depression problems.
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