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   MEDICINE OR JAIL
IF IT WERE YOUR CHILD
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

 
http://www.news.independent.co.uk/uk/health/story.jsp?story=337626#top
Parents may face jail over compulsory drug orders
 By Charles Begley
 
29 September 2002
California Governor Grey Davis signed the compulsory mental health bill
 and we are more at risk. The following story from the UK gives us warning
 that it is happening all over the world.
Parents of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity
disorder
 (ADHD) will face jail under proposals in the new Mental Health Bill if
 they refuse to drug their children, a psychiatrist has warned.
 
"the
 wide-ranging powers of the Bill would over-rule the wishes of parents."
 
"The Bill is so punitive it dispenses with all civil and human rights.
 Parents who have reservations about pumping their children full of
 drugs to control them would be classed as denying their children
 treatment," he said. "It's only a matter of time before parents find
 themselves in breach of such orders which are fully backed by the
 courts."
 
 
MY OPINION
The first concept that I would like to get across is that there is no cure and
no known cause for ADD/HD. But that you can learn to manage the
symptoms with the right combination of therapies.
A total treatment plan should include behavior modification, counseling,
education of ADD/HD and medication when required.
Parents, teachers and / or family members should be included in the treatment plan.  It is true that some children are so out of control that they do need prescribed medication, some are not. But, I have to truely ask myself, how much is really ADD/HD and how much is really misbehavior? Don't get me wrong, I have an ADD/HD child and he can really really wear me thin, but I do think some cases have a lot to do with discipline and may not need medication but behavior modification, in the worst way.
 
There are alternative forms of theraphy. Natural, Herbal, Dietary, and
EEG Neurotheraphy. 
Many people feel that the changes they have made through these alternative forms have made a significant difference. 
 
Concept 2
All drugs do not work for everyone. Plain and simple.
 
Concept 3
Adults have ADD/HD also.
 
As an adult do you want it to be mandatory that you have to take drugs?
 
Do you really want to be forced to give your child a drug when you may have been able to use an alternative method? But you didn't get the chance to try?
 
What about mandatory drug testing and jobs? Teens wanting to get a job?
 
Did you know that you can not enlist in the military if you are taking stimulants?
ie: Ritalin, Adderall, Dexedrine,Cylert, DextroStat
 
The best references that I can provide would be Adhd news past issues.
At http://adhdnews.com   All of the past issues are listed on one page by month and year. Check out all of the archives but be sure to check out the NOVEMBER 1997 issue and look under the subtitle "Under Military".
 
Or a few more would be:
 
Death by Ritalin-one family's story with lots more links
 
 
 
Should I Medicate My Child
by Lawrence Diller M.D.
 
 
 
PLEASE DO NOT LET THIS BILL PASS !
 
If you do not know how to get in touch with your
Senator or State Representatives, I have included a
Congressional Email Directory. 
All you have to do is look up your state and it lists both.
 
Congressional Email Directory
 
 
REMEMBER THAT WE KNOW OUR CHILDREN BETTER
                       THAN ANYBODY ELSE.
 



 

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