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Old 04-03-18, 02:16 AM
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Classmate sharing AD(D meds with your children?

I am curious.

(hypothetically)

What if a classmate (who has AD(H)D) was sharing their adhd medication with your child (who does not have AD(H)D)?







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Re: Classmate sharing AD(D meds with your children?

If you're asking for a general universal strategy for parenting, I'm afraid I don't have the answers. I'd imagine that a parent would treat this situation using the same approach that they'd use for any other situation in which the kid did something stupid/wrong/illegal.

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Old 04-03-18, 11:16 AM
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Re: Classmate sharing AD(D meds with your children?

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If you're asking for a general universal strategy for parenting, I'm afraid I don't have the answers. I'd imagine that a parent would treat this situation using the same approach that they'd use for any other situation in which the kid did something stupid/wrong/illegal.

Does that answer help you?

My son was telling me that gamers are sharing their AD(H)D medication (adderall) to improve their ability to focus.

He told me that gamers are taking adderall that they get from friends with prescriptions, with the dream of playing in tournaments with the possibly of winning literally millions of dollars.

The winners of a major gaming tournament got caught taking adderall to boost their performance.

Then he told me that he heard that it was like taking crystal meth.

I did not know how to reply?

I certainly do not want him abusing AD(H)D medication or crystal meth.

He knows that I take AD(H)D medication, and he has witnessed first hand how the medication helps me focus when reading out loud.

I told him that it is not crystal meth but it was a stimulant works similar to crystal meth, in very very controlled low oral dosage.

On one hand I want him to think it was like crystal meth so he would not take it, and, on the other hand I did not want him to think that I was taking something similar to crystal meth.

So I am curious to know in general, how other parents would react if other students were sharing AD(H)D medication with their children?







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Old 04-03-18, 02:37 PM
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Re: Classmate sharing AD(D meds with your children?

Even when the parents accept their kid's ADHD diagnosis, they generally tend to be cautious about getting a prescription for ADHD meds. So I'd imagine that if their kids did NOT have ADHD, they'd be even more against the idea of ADHD meds, especially when the meds are illicitly obtained from classmates.

ADHD meds certainly tend to provide *short term* boost in concentration, regardless of whether or not someone has ADHD, but it's doubtful that the effect lasts long term for those without ADHD. The meds should be used as a tool to treat ADHD, never as a substitute for sustained hard work that creates long term success.

It's sad to think that gamers will abuse the meds to win tournaments. Are you sure that the winnings could be in the millions? I'd imagine that once the winnings reached that level, that there would be more robust systems of drug tests, just like any there would be for sports tournaments? Or maybe I'm just naive?
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Re: Classmate sharing AD(D meds with your children?

I would call the cops and report it to the school just like any other illegal drug.
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Re: Classmate sharing AD(D meds with your children?

And I dont think using crystal meth as a way to explain the medication is fair.
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