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  • Adderall Addiction: Lessons from a Son's Suicide

    10/22/2013 1:01:21 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 25 replies
    CBN News ^ | October 22, 2013 | Lorie Johnson
    Fourteen million young people between the ages of 20 and 40 take the prescription drug Adderall, or one like it, to treat Attention Deficit Disorder. Many who take it and even those who prescribe it believe it's helpful, or at least harmless. But that's not always the case. For Richard Fee, his Adderall addiction led to his suicide.
  • ADHD Drugs Don't Boost Kids' Grades

    07/10/2013 1:46:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 8, 2013 | SHIRLEY S. WANG
    Studies of Children With Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Find Little Change It's no longer shocking to hear of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder—and others simply facing a big test—taking ADHD medicine to boost their performance in school. But new studies point to a problem: There's little evidence that the drugs actually improve academic outcomes. Stimulants used to treat ADHD like Ritalin and Adderall are sometimes called "cognitive enhancers" because they have been shown in a number of studies to improve attention, concentration and even certain types of memory in the short-term. Similar drugs were given to World War II soldiers to...
  • Amphetamines for All

    06/17/2013 10:21:54 AM PDT · by eagleye85 · 21 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | June 17, 2013 | Bethany Stotts
    In a cutting new article for the Wall Street Journal, two professors criticize the American Psychiatric Association for loosening the standards by which Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is diagnosed. This, they argue, will make such diagnoses more likely and increase the amphetamine usage of the general public. “Symptoms of ADHD remain the same in the new edition” of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, but with some changes: “The difference is that in the previous version of the manual, the first symptoms of ADHD needed to be evident by age 7 for a diagnosis to be made....
  • Sen. Schumer Seeks Crackdown On ‘Academic Doping’

    06/16/2013 2:20:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    CBS New York ^ | June 16, 2013
    Studies Indicate Up To 35% Of College Students Use ADHD Drugs As Study AidsNew York’s senior senator wants colleges to come back from summer break with a plan on how to deal with abuse of prescription ADHD pills. Sen. Charles Schumer, speaking from his Midtown office on Sunday, said up to 35 percent of all college kids report using stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin as a study tool. “That’s sort of academic doping,” said Schumer. “There are better ways to pull an all-nighter and stay up. There’s coffee, there’s things like NoDoz.” play Sen. Schumer Seeks Crackdown On 'Academic Doping'WCBS...
  • It's the Drugs, Stupid!

    01/03/2013 10:51:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 3, 2013 | Charles Gant and Greg Lewis
    Psychotropic drugs have been used for the purpose of suppressing fear and enabling murderous rage for a long time. In Dispatches, his extraordinary book about the war in Vietnam, Michael Herr passes this along about the use of drugs by American soldiers: Going out at night the medics gave you pills. . . . I knew one 4th Division Lurp [Long-Range Reconnaissance Patrol] who took his pills by the fistful, downs from the left pocket of his tiger suit and ups from the right, one to cut the trail, the other to send him down it. He told me that...
  • Why ARE so many mothers addicted to ADHD drug Adderall?

    06/27/2012 7:43:58 AM PDT · by wolfman23601 · 28 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 6/27/12 | Emma Reynolds
    You may think you know what an addict looks like - but growing numbers of suburban mothers are becoming hooked on prescription drug Adderall in the battle to be the perfect parent. Overstretched women across the US are turning to medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which gives them the energy to keep pace with the frantic pace of their lives. Some mothers, who are often relatively affluent and usually aged in their late 20s and 30s, admit to stealing the drug from their children. Between 2002 and 2010, there was a 750 per cent increase in Adderall...
  • Ritalin Gone Wrong

    01/29/2012 9:01:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 57 replies · 2+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 28, 2012 | L. ALAN SROUFE
    THREE million children in this country take drugs for problems in focusing. Toward the end of last year, many of their parents were deeply alarmed because there was a shortage of drugs like Ritalin and Adderall that they considered absolutely essential to their children’s functioning. But are these drugs really helping children? Should we really keep expanding the number of prescriptions filled? In 30 years there has been a twentyfold increase in the consumption of drugs for attention-deficit disorder. As a psychologist who has been studying the development of troubled children for more than 40 years, I believe we should...
  • Adderall Drug Shortage Will Continue in 2012, Government Officials Say

    01/04/2012 9:09:45 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | January 3, 2012 | Mikaela Conley
    A contentious relationship between drug manufacturers and the Drug Enforcement Agency may cause a continuing shortage of the attention deficit medication Adderall, which the FDA just added to its official drug shortages list, the New York Times reported. As of 2007, about 9.5 percent, or 5.4 million, of school-aged children were diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyper Disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Adderall prescriptions went up 13.4 percent from 2009 to 2010, and more than 18 million prescriptions were written for the drug, Reuters reported. As demand for the drug grows, more and more patients have...
  • Just Say No To Concentration

    12/28/2011 1:40:25 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Advice Goddess Blog ^ | December 28, 2011 | Amy Alkon
    Yesterday, my entire afternoon got eaten by my panic over shortages of Adderall, the drug that changed my writing life from daily torture that I slogged through because I'm a hard worker to sometimes-hard work I love. Instead of writing, I wasted my time on the phone to a bunch of local pharmacies, and emailing my very good-natured doctor multiple times ("Can you prescribe in Mexico?"), and searching for Canadian pharmacies -- maybe one in Windsor where maybe I could get Gregg to pick me up 10 or 20 or maybe even 30 pills...in all the spare time he has....
  • Lindsay Lohan will be able to take drugs in jail: report

    07/22/2010 2:40:00 AM PDT · by Scanian · 18 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 21, 2010 | POST WIRE SERVICES
    LOS ANGELES -- Looks like Lindsay Lohan can continue to take drugs while in jail. It's OK since LiLo has a doctor's note allowing her to take daily doses to deal with ADHD and insomnia. TMZ.com reported today that Lohan's prescriptions were being processed hours after she was sent away for her 90-days sentence. She'll be allowed to take Adderall, a psychostimulant used to treat ADHD, and Ambien sleeping pills. The allowance is ironic since it's prescription drugs that have gotten Lohan "into this mess in the first place," TMZ reported. Smoking, however, is not allowed.
  • Popping Pills a Popular Way to Boost Brain Power (60 Minutes)

    04/27/2010 6:15:00 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies · 631+ views
    CBS News ^ | 04/25/2010 | staff
    If there were a drug that would make you smarter, would you take it? Today an increasing number of healthy people are using drugs without a prescription as a way to improve their mental function. It's called neuroenhancement and if you want to find someone who's trying it out, just visit a college campus. That's where a surprising number of students are turning to drugs like Adderall and Ritalin, originally developed to treat attention disorders, to boost their brain power and help them make the grade
  • Pet Lovers - Warnings from my vet (vanity)

    03/16/2010 9:44:49 AM PDT · by Kimberly GG · 6 replies · 451+ views
    self | 3/16/10 | self
    Important Pet Food News: "Natures Variety" has recalled a;; Chicken and Organic Chicken foods with the date 'use on or before 2/5/2011'. This is a Salmonella problem and presents both an animal and human risk! FOR CAT OWNERS: If any person in your family is on the drug Adderall (used for ADHD disorders) especially the extended release version. Please note this is very appealing to cats but also very toxic. Please keep all of this medication in the bttle in the cupboard and make sure that none has been dropped on the floor!
  • Source: Adderall to Blame for Lindsay Lohan Weight Loss

    05/06/2009 8:31:13 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies · 1,356+ views
    The hollywood gossip ^ | Posted on May 5th, 2009 4:22 PM by Hilton Hater
    A new report is raising new questions about Lindsay Lohan's drug use. Despite claims that she's "been eating enough," as Lohan told E! News this week, those that spotted the star on vacation in Hawaii last week say she was nothing but skin and bones. Lohan admits that her recent, quite public breakup with Samantha Ronson has contributed to "a hard month," but she's consistently rebuked accusations of an eating disorder.
  • Academics Laud Drug Use

    12/15/2008 12:49:07 PM PST · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 521+ views
    Campus Report ^ | December 15, 2008 | Bethany Stotts
    Academics Laud Drug Use by: Bethany Stotts, December 15, 2008 Six academics and Philip Campbell, the editor-in-chief of Nature Magazine, recently argued that society should move “towards the responsible use of cognitive-enhancing drugs by the healthy,” particularly drugs typically used in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). “In this article, we propose actions that will help society accept the benefits of enhancement, given appropriate research and evolved regulation,” write the authors, who hail from prestigious universities such as • Stanford Law School, • Harvard Medical School, • the University of Cambridge, • the University of Manchester, • the...
  • Gore's son pleads guilty in drug case

    07/30/2007 11:00:58 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies · 2,177+ views
    Gore's son pleads guilty in drug case By GILLIAN FLACCUS 6 minutes ago Al Gore's son pleaded guilty Monday to possessing marijuana and other drugs, but a judge said the plea could be withdrawn and the charges dropped if he successfully completes a drug diversion program. Authorities have said they found drugs in Al Gore III's car after the 24-year-old was pulled over on July 4 for going 100 mph in his Toyota Prius. He pleaded guilty Monday to two felony counts of drug possession, two misdemeanor counts of drug possession without a prescription, and one misdemeanor count of marijuana...
  • Report: Al Gore III Caught With 140 Vicodin Pills

    07/21/2007 9:04:14 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 51 replies · 1,413+ views
    FOX News ^ | July 21, 2007
    LAGUNA NIGUEL, California — Al Gore's son faces up to three years in prison if convicted on felony drug-possession charges and lesser offenses related to July 4 traffic stop in Orange County where he was found with 140 Vicodin pills, according to a report from the People.com Web site. Al Gore III, 24, faces two felony counts of drug possession, two misdemeanor counts of drug possession without a prescription and one misdemeanor count of marijuana possession, the district attorney's office said in a statement. Gore also was charged with a traffic infraction for allegedly driving faster than 100 mph. Gore...
  • Source: Al Gore's Son Had 140 Vicodin Pills

    07/20/2007 9:31:31 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 106 replies · 2,890+ views
    People ^ | July 20, 2007 | Ken Lee
    Al Gore's son was charged with felony drug-possession charges and lesser offenses related to his July 4 speeding stop, authorities said Friday. And a law enforcement source tells PEOPLE that Gore had 140 Vicodin pills and "dozens" of other prescription drugs. If convicted on all charges, Albert Gore III faces up to three years and eight months in prison. But state law makes him eligible for a drug diversion program instead of incarceration, according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office. His arraignment is set for Aug. 1 in Laguna Niguel, Calif. Gore, 24, was pulled over south of Los...
  • Al Gore Defends Arrested Son's Carbon Offset Strategy

    07/05/2007 5:12:08 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies · 1,912+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | Scott Ott
    Al Gore Defends Arrested Son's Carbon Offset Strategy by Scott Ott (2007-07-05) — Al Gore, the concert organizer and former U.S. vice president, today defended his son, Al III, after the younger Gore’s arrest for speeding and drug possession, applauding his use of the hybrid Toyota Prius to offset the carbon emissions of his smoking marijuana. “Even at 100 miles per hour,” said the elder Mr. Gore, “the Prius produces less deadly greenhouse gas than a Lincoln Navigator or a Hummer. While I don’t condone getting caught with marijuana, I would venture to say that my boy’s total carbon footprint...
  • Al Gore's Son Busted!

    07/04/2007 9:20:24 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 41 replies · 1,730+ views
    http://www.tmz.com/ ^ | July 4, 2007
    Al Gore III, the 24-year-old son of Al Gore was arrested on suspicion of drug possession today. The former second-in-command's son was pulled over after allegedly driving his Prius 100 miles an hour down an Orange County freeway. (At least he was driving a Prius!) When deputies searched the car they found pot, along with Valium, Xanax, Vicodin and Adderall. He is currently being held at the Santa Ana Inmate Reception Center on $20,000 bail. This isn't Gore III's first arrest. He was charged with marijuana posession in 2003 and was ticketed for reckless driving in 2000 and 2002.
  • Experts Note Need for More Studies on ADHD Use in Adults (sic)

    03/23/2006 3:28:36 PM PST · by Gondring · 5 replies · 254+ views
    HealthDay ^ | March 23, 2006 | Amanda Gardner
    Experts Note Need for More Studies on ADHD Use in AdultsMost research on safety issues has been conducted in children, they note THURSDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) -- While experts applauded a federal panel's recommendation Wednesday to avoid the strongest warning for drugs that treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, official remarks made later about the critical need for research into the cardiac effects of these stimulants on adults also struck a chord. "Longitudinal studies so far have shown in adults minimal changes in blood pressure and pulse, but we need longer-term prospective studies to further document the safety and efficacy of...
  • Panel Advises Disclosure of Drugs' Psychotic Effects (Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta - stimulants)

    03/22/2006 11:22:40 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 2,892+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 23, 2006 | GARDINER HARRIS
    GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 22 — Stimulants like Ritalin lead a small number of children to suffer hallucinations that usually feature insects, snakes or worms, according to federal drug officials, and a panel of experts said on Wednesday that physicians and parents needed to be warned of the risk. The panel members said they hoped the warning would prevent physicians from prescribing a second drug to treat the hallucinations caused by the stimulants, which one expert estimated affect 2 to 5 of every 100 children taking them. Instead, they said, the right thing to do in such cases was to stop...
  • FDA reports 51 deaths of attention drug patients

    02/08/2006 7:38:31 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 57 replies · 2,001+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Feb 8, 2006 | Lisa Richwine
    Deaths of 51 U.S. patients who took widely prescribed drugs to treat attention deficit disorder prompted regulators to start watching for heart attacks, high blood pressure and other problems in 2004, a report released on Wednesday said. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff did not say the drugs were responsible for the fatalities, but they urged close monitoring for "the rare occurrence of pediatric sudden death during stimulant therapy." "These reports themselves do not establish a causal relationship between these medications and cardiovascular adverse events," wrote Dr. Gerald Dal Pan, director of the FDA's Office of Drug Safety, in...
  • Dad Investigated for Taking Son Off Meds

    06/08/2004 11:29:20 AM PDT · by Dan Evans · 83 replies · 850+ views
    ABC News Online ^ | June 7, 2004 | Bryan Robinson
    When Chad Taylor noticed his son was apparently experiencing serious side effects from Ritalin prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, he decided to take the boy off the medication. Now, he says he may be accused of child abuse. In February, 12-year-old Daniel began displaying some symptoms that his father suspected were related to the use of Ritalin. "He was losing weight, wasn't sleeping, wasn't eating," Taylor told ABC News affiliate KOAT-TV in New Mexico. "[He] just wasn't Daniel." So Taylor took Daniel off Ritalin, against his doctor's wishes. And though Taylor noticed Daniel was sleeping better and his appetite...
  • House OKs Ban on Forcing Kids' Medication

    05/21/2003 12:15:13 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 27 replies · 375+ views
    AP via Excite News ^ | May 21, 2003 | ELIZABETH WOLFE
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House voted Wednesday to prohibit schools from making children with behavioral or mental problems take medication in order to attend class. Under the bill, passed 425-1, states receiving federal education money must make sure schools do not coerce parents into medicating their children. "School personnel may have good intentions, but parents should never be required to decide between their child's education and keeping them off potentially harmful drugs," said Rep. Max Burns, R-Ga., who sponsored the legislation. In recent decades, more children have been diagnosed with attention deficit or hyperactivity disorders and prescribed drugs such as...