Posted by Denise
on August 28, 2000 at 01:24:16:
My husband worked for the jeuvenile courts in our county. Many of the kids he worked with were taking prescription medication for ADD and similar spectrum disorders. Those who were not taking prescriptions that suffered similar symptoms naturally sought after "something" to relieve those symptoms. They were self-medicating. What they found were meth- amphetamines, (pay-o-tee), THC, LSD combined with THC, crack, herione, etc. So the question is, "To medicate or not medicate?" So far, I have seen good results in my son by not medicating. But if it comes down to the point where we have to decide between legally prescribed or illegal drugs for our son, we will turn to a legally prescribed medication in a heart beat. If a child is prescribed a medication, then it is given in specific regulated doses. If you chose to not medicate a child that needs to be, what are the risks that your child might turn to illegal drugs? Will he eventually OD or turn to a deadly combination of LSD and THC? Please keep an open mind. . .Until we find all the answers there have to be options open to all.
I am a somewhat religious person and I believe that if we use wisdom in all things, study it out, and ask God for help, we will not go wrong with the decisions we make.
Love our children!