In 2002, a national study of behaviour modifying drugs on Australian school children found that twenty five per cent of drugs such as Ritalin and Dexedrine
, intended for the treatment of ADHD, were being taken for other conditions that would not be helped by such stimulants.
She looked at her pills: her cache of Librium, glossy black and green capsules--five hundred or more; Valiums in blue; Xanax all pearly white; red and grey Darvons; Ludiomills in good-morning-sunshine orange; tricoloured Tuinal in red, redder, and baby blue; drab brown Triaval in the 4-10 proportion; there were pastel orange methadone diskets (just two); some chalk white meprobomate in the generic--wipe you out for sure; multicolored Dexedrine
spansules, passionate purple Parnate; there were her Nembutals, and the sea-green, let's-do-the-job-up-right Placidyl gel caps (Baby Dills) --the pills and capsules suddenly became an object of immense beauty, a treasure.
059 cents/mg; Dexedrine
, SmithKline Beecham, 10-mg pill, 0.
The prescription stimulants most commonly abused by teens are Dexedrine
, Ritalin, and Addcrall.
Treatment options for children and adolescents with ADHD and other conditions include Strattera (atomoxetine), Adderall (amphetamine mixed salts), and Concerta (methylphenidate), as well as Ritalin (methylphenidate HCl) and Dexedrine
In Harry Gregg's autobiography, the Manchester United legend talks of players in that same decade regularly taking speed, or amphetamine dexedrine
, without a care in the world.
9 Conduct disorder Mellaril Aggressive Fire setting Eric 9 Conduct disorder Ritalin Aggressive ADD with hyp Lee 9 Major depression Dexedrine
Destructive Ricky 9 Conduct disorder Ritalin Angry ADD with hyper Interactions Terrell 9 Dysthmic disorder Ritalin Suicide gestures ADD with hyper Mellaril Stealing Fire setting Aggressive Will 10 Conduct disorder Aggressive ADD with hyper Social skills Name Fall Academic Spring Performance (a) Academic Performance Bill Reading 2.
Though maker Eli Lilly did extensive testing on Strattera, whether the drug proves to be as effective and safe as gold-standard stimulants Ritalin and Dexedrine
remains to be seen.
Curiously, considering the band's almost evangelical stance against drugs and alcohol, the name came from the amphetamine dexedrine
, a stimulant favoured by Northern Soul dancers.
Former Wales wing Adrian Hadley came clean last week when he admitted taking the amphetamine dexedrine
before Wales's 16-15 victory over Scotland in 1986.
Some of the drugs (Ritalin, Dexedrine
, and Xanax, for instance) are legal for use with a doctor's prescription, while others (alcohol, cigarettes) are legal for recreational use by adults, but illegal to sell to minors.
of death, the Dexedrine
clouds & poison-pen letters floating back to earth,