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YOUR CHOICE OR THE GOVERNMENTS

Adhd conditions can only be managed; not cured and although sometimes these children's symptoms subside with age, often they remain into adulthood.
 
 

UPDATE
December 3, 2004
NEW FEDERAL LAW OUTLAWS SCHOOLS FROM FORCING PARENTS TO DRUG KIDS

If you are a parent/caregiver and have been pressured or coerced to drug your child via the school system for subjective diagnoses like ADHD please sign the petition !! 

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

 
                       PARENTS MAY FACE JAIL
                OVER COMPULSORY DRUG ORDERS
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."
 
Some people either prefer to stay away from stimulant medication or cannot tolerate medication. Alternative treatments are available.
 
Adhd conditions can only be managed; not cured and although sometimes these children's symptoms subside with age, often they remain into adulthood.
 
 
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.
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.
 
Medication for ADD: On the other hand
 
 
 
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.
 

A  FEW TIPS ON CONTACTING YOUR REPRESENTATIVE
1. Remember that he/she receives thousands of messages a day
2.Clearly state your "subject"
3 Stick to one subject per message
4.Be brief and to the point
5.Be polite. Representatives value the publics viewpoint but not when you
    don't join forces
6.Most of all be formal and give your contact information: name, address,
   phone number and / or email address. You never know when they may
   want  to contact you for further input.
   By the way when I emailed mine it was required, this could also be a 
   security  measure so don't be afraid to fill in all the required information,
   otherwise it may not be read .


 




            <*> How to Make a Consumer Complaint <*>

                         by Susan Dunn,
              MA Clinical Psychology, The EQ Coach



1. Be businesslike, don't rant.

Ranting and raving accomplishes nothing, but makes you sound like
a lunatic. Put your rants on www. zinos.com and write something
brief and to-the-point to the company.

2. List precisely what would make you happy, and be realistic
about it.

3. Document everything.

Start a file, write things down, copy everything you mail, make a
log of the chronology of events, and put them in the file. Leave
a "paper trail." Record phone calls if it's legal. In some states
only one party has to have knowledge and consent to the
recording.  Check the law for your state and obtain an opinion
from an attorney-at-law.

4. Get names & titles, dates, places, and write down a
description of the person if they won't give their name.

Do this early on while things are still calm.

5. Move up the chain-of-command quickly.

Don't waste your time with people who don't have decision-making
power, like local numbers, toll-numbers and customer reps.
(Usually they can't pass you up the food chain fast enough.)

6. Find the company on the Internet, go to their website and get
the home office number, and names of CEO, president, chairman of
the board, etc.

If you can't find any of the names you need, read their press
releases.  Then take a look at who sent the PR and what their
email address is and make the leap, i.e., if it was Mary Smith,
smithm @hugecorporation.com, well, you've got a shot at knowing
where to send president Nancy Worcester's email -
mailto:worcestern@hugecorporation.com

7. Nothing says 'lawsuit' like a certified letter. It will get
your mail opened.

8. You can cc: your attorney, the media, your elected officials,
the Better Business Bureau, the Federal Trade Commission and so
forth.

9. Keep going up the ladder until you're sure you've hit a dead-
end.

10. Here are some helpful resources: National Association of
Consumer Advocates, NACA,http://www.naca.net .  Consumer help by
zip code, and your elected officials - http://wwwican2000.com .
Good luck!

Adhd conditions can only be managed; not cured and although sometimes these children's symptoms subside with age, often they remain into adulthood.
 
 

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