New Concerns About Stimulant Abuse
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a report in July on preventing substance abuse in children with ADHD. Children with the disorder are at greater risk for misusing alcohol, tobacco, and other illicit substances. While ADHD medications help reduce the risk of substance misuse, the drug treatments themselves are open to abuse. “Many school-aged […]
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I don’t know what the doctors who wrote that report are up to, but it sounds like the best interests of their patients are not at the top of the list. If you read it, the report itself is suspiciously free of any documented harm to kids. So why write it, and why write it now?
As for kids who sell their meds; what choice do they have? Few parents can afford to give their kids an allowance anymore thanks to shrinking wages due to corporate greed and the economic war against the middle class.
Someone needs to keep a critical eye on the little group that authored this report. There is a conflict of interest bubbling away in there somewhere.