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NEWS: ADHD MEDS MISUSE RISES SHARPLY

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Adderall is a stimulant containing salts from amphetamine and dextroamphetamine.

While prescriptions for Adderall to treat children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, have stayed relatively flat, a recent study at Johns Hopkins University found the number of people abusing the drugs or seeking treatment at emergency rooms has increased significantly in recent years. Kids use it as a study aid and for other nonmedical uses at because people think the drug does not pose health risks.

The researchers found young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 are obtaining the drug from family or friends.

TAKEAWAY: If you are a parent with any ADHD lying around openly in your home, lock it down. These meds are not harmless candy.

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Author: txnaturalpediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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