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Schumer urges colleges to start cracking down on ‘study drug’ abusers

June 13, 2013

The number of Western New York college students taking unprescribed stimulants is estimated to be at approximately 12,500. A statement released by the office of Sen....

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Carlaw

Jun-13-13 6:22 AM

He should care more about alcohol abuse.

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commentor

Jun-13-13 8:55 AM

You can care about all of it, and should, but controlling it.....good luck!!!!!!

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Steiner

Jun-13-13 9:11 AM

another problem to solve for mommy schumer ! he is gonna be a super hero. Saving the kids , planet, yogurt factories. how did NY ever get along without him ?

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DarkStar

Jun-13-13 10:21 AM

"...without the proper diagnosis..."

What Schumer fails to realize that most people kids/teens prescribed ADHD drugs were never even properly diagnosed.

Back in the 90's 20/20 did a report on the overuse of these types of drugs and looking at a couple counties in Pennsylvania they found numerous schools where over 70% of the girls and 90% of the boys were on one or another of these drugs.

Teachers would send home notes to parents saying the student could not return until he was on medicine for ADHD.

While I realize that there are children for which ADHD symptoms are so severe as to be dibilitation, but in most cases it appears we as a society are simply medication our children because they are easier to deal with them.

Look at the symptom list for ADHD sometimes and your find that following it any normal child could be diagnosed with it since overall the symptoms are basically childhood.

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HVANCDY

Jun-13-13 11:21 AM

Doing nothing is Not the answer - 8 years of "W" will prove that !

Note : When a citizen pledges he accepts and give consents to that Government !

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momof3kids

Jun-13-13 1:51 PM

Unfortunately most parents aren't willing to take the appropriate steps to find an alternative to medication. Personally, I wouldn't medicate my child(ren) until I had exhausted ALL alternatives. Just a quick google search of ADHD misdiagnosis will inform a parent of multiple food allergies including preservatives, gluten and dye that can mimic ADHD type behavior. Lack of certain vitamins and minerals in a child's diet can also have an effect on behavior. DHA fatty acid supplements such as fish oil or omega-3 are great for concentration. Until parents are willing to think for a moment that these prescription medications are harmful more than helpful we will continue to have over medicated children. The side effects to the drugs are horrible-lack of appetite, sleeplessness, headaches, heart palpitations, anxiety, etc. Let's also not forget that we are medicating developing brains and the effects on their appropriate development. Dr's aren't always right and meds aren't always the answe

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Christopher

Jun-13-13 2:24 PM

My youngest son has a VERY clear diagnosis if ADHD, is an excellent student, and has never, ever been on any medications. There were certain things done when he was younger, like a 45 minute break with a few similar kids to basically run wild in the gym. The medications also lead to many cases of adult drug abuse, look it up. The worst part are totally unqualified teachers making the diagnosis. Healthcare professionals have a difficult time with it, what in the heck does a teacher know?

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DarkStar

Jun-14-13 8:33 AM

Christopher,

The teacher knows it's easier to teach a classroom of drugged kids then deal with normal youthful exuberance.

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