I was just reading that nearly one in five American high school students has been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD. And how do we treat these kids who have trouble focusing? We dope them up with amphetamines – enough for every man, woman, and child in America to consume more than 80 doses of stimulants a year.Is it just me or is that completely nuts? Haven't the doctors that write all those prescriptions heard the old adage, "There's a time and place for drug abuse – it's called college?" Don't they know about the studies linking ADHD to drug abuse and alcoholism? Maybe they're just trying to give kids a head start.Wait, now I remember. Prescribing stimulants to kids diagnosed with ADHD is supposed to reduce their risk of succumbing to addiction down the road by treating the underlying disorder. At least that's the theory. Sure, that makes sense. Let's test it on a generation of Americans and see if it holds up. Brilliant.Funny thing is, I don't find any of...
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