These days, if a child is a tad unruly, mommies take the child to a physician and gets them medicated…whether they need it or not. It’s a quick fix that turns healthy active children into virtual zombies. Why? No one has time anymore to raise kids. Parents or single parent households just don’t have the time for discipline; this produces hurting kids who want and need love. When they don’t get the time they deserve and the love they need to thrive, medicating happens. It’s an abomination and, to me, it’s a criminal act.
Kids are supposed to rebel…that’s their nature. We have to teach our children to behave and be good. Rebellion is inherent and natural. Did you ever have to teach a child to be bad? Of course not. Coupled with this is that fact that kids (like adults) on addictive and dangerous meds must be monitored. They need to have follow ups to fill prescriptions and to monitor changes in the body. These drugs all have the potential to cause organ shut down, seizures, stroke and death. Below is an article that you need to read if you’re a parent or grandparent. Please take it seriously…it’s another form of Iatrogenic Illness…a disorder given to a child or adult by a doctor.
The below article has been taken from http://www.drugfreechildren.org/
Ritalin, Adderol, Concerta and other drugs aimed at children are currently being widely prescribed in the US – up to 50% in some classrooms – for treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other behavioral concerns.
Selective serotonin uptake inhibitors are a new class of antidepressant drugs that has been increasingly used for symptom reduction for ADHD. Antidepressants carry a strong warning regarding their use in children and adolescents. This warning admonishes doctors and parents that “Patients who are started on therapy should be observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual changes in behavior”.
You owe it to your children, your relatives, your friends and yourself to understand the dangers of these and other similar drugs.
Unfortunately, most of the available information is produced by drug companies and psychiatrists who have a strong financial interest in selling and prescribing these drugs. The “discovery” of ADD and ADHD – and the resulting national epidemic of psychotropic drug use in children – have produced enormous windfall profits for the pharmaceutical corporations.
As long as we continue to put these drugs down the throats of our children, these drug companies can look forward to a whole new, rapidly expanding market of “long term customers”, who will be dependent on psychiatric care and psychotropic drugs, potentially
What is not common knowledge, in addition to understanding the dangers, are the alternatives to drugging children.
Respected scientists and leading health care professionals have developed effective alternatives to drugs. This web site will provide you with that information and link you to other sites that can help you as well.
It is important to know that you have alternatives to drugging your child. Those alternatives include medical actions, legal action (in case a school is insisting on “medication”), and the alternative of informing yourself so that you can make the right decision. Your children are counting on you.