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Posted by Dan Bennett on April 12, 2000 at 15:37:17:

In Reply to: A.D.D. CHILD REFUSES TO TAKE MEDICATION......... posted by Frustrated Parent! on October 07, 1999 at 21:21:20:

: We have a fourteen year old son who refuses to go on any medication. We have explained to him that it will help him in school and keep him focused, but he still refuses to and says we can make him! He has been on Dexidrin and it really made a difference in him, however this was only for a few months. He says he doesn't want to take any drugs, but we happen to know that he has tried pot before and are worried this will continue.....even though he denies ever trying it! We find him to be very arguementive, aggressive, always right and never wrong, and just doesn't see the way things really are. He has been in school for just over a month now and is kicked out for three days as he was being aggressive with another child. We have told him that anymore problems in school and he will be taking the medication. His reply, "you can't make me". I wish we could just make him realize that the medication does help. Perhaps he really does like being the way that he is? Any help regarding this matter would be great! and yes our child was diagnosed with ADD two years ago, thankgoodness as a mother I always knew there was something wrong but was never sure what it could be.....

Good for him. How would you feel if someone forced you to take drugs you didn't want to take. These drugs will only screw your child up more than he is allready. How would you feel if your parents told you you need drugs to be normal. There are other alternative. My ex wife is trying to force our son to take this [email protected] and there is nothing i can do about it. I wish my son was as concious about drugs as yours is.

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