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Article published on Feb 27, 2024

Drug Screening For Those On ADHD Medication Can Cause Anxiety

Our daughter was diagnosed with ADHD when she was in grade 6. Her teacher noticed that she was daydreaming a lot, and she struggled to complete homework. She was assessed by a psychologist, and was diagnosed with ADHD. Our family doctor started her on Vyvanse, with remarkable results. She could pay good attention in class,... Read More

Article published on Oct 31, 2023

ADHD Medications Don’t Cause Addiction

I am thirty-years old. I have had my fair share of drinking and drugs. Fortunately, I have stayed out of jail. I was diagnosed with ADHD in grade 7; I was a class clown, didn’t care about school; it was boring. I saw a paediatrician who prescribed Ritalin and Dexedrine pills. They calmed me down,... Read More

Article published on Oct 27, 2020

There Is Help For Adults With ADHD

I was diagnosed with ADD by a paediatrician when I was a kid in 1990s. She warned my parents that if I was not treated with medicine, it would affect my learning and harm my future. At that time, there was not much information available. My parents decided to stop my Ritalin, which was actually... Read More

Article published on Nov 15, 2005

Using IV Morphine To Control Severe Pain Does Not Lead To Drug Addiction

My friend’s daughter was involved in a car accident recently. She had serious injury to her back and her kidneys. Because she was in such great pain, her doctors put her on an IV drip of morphine for several weeks. I have heard that morphine is a drug and can cause addiction. Do you think... Read More

Article published on Aug 16, 2005

Parents Need To Safe-Guard Pain Killers From Being Abused

A few months ago, I sprained my back at work. I had fair amount of pain, and my doctor gave me some pills to ease the pain. Unfortunately, I became dizzy and sleepy, so I only took a couple of pills and left the rest in the medicine cabinet. My back did get better over... Read More