Saturday, April 11, 2009

Ritalin, the Hallucinogenic Drug for Children with ADD

What are our children taking?

Street Name / Slang Terms
Kibbles & Bits, Kiddy-Cocaine, Pineapple, R-Ball, Skippy, Smart Drug, Smarties, Vitamin R, West Coast.

Ritalin is the market name for methylphenidate, an amphetamine. Amphetamines are a powerful psychostimulant that are known to produce increased wakefulness and focus in association with decreased fatigue and appetite. Amphetamine is related to drugs such as methamphetamine, dextroamphetamine and levoamphetamine, which are a group of potent drugs that act by increasing levels of norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine in the brain inducing “EUPHORIA”

Recreational users of amphetamine have coined numerous nicknames for amphetamine, some of the more common street names for amphetamine include speed, crank, and whizz.

In clinical studies, methylphenidate, like amphetamines, produce behavioral and psychological effects similar to cocaine. In simple terms, this means that the human body cannot tell the difference between cocaine, amphetamines, or Ritalin.

In the last year statistics are available for RITALIN prescriptions (2000) shows that more than 4,000,000 children were on this drug, and the estimates are that this number is much higher today.

Methylphenidate was first synthesized in the 1940s, the name and drug use Ritalin was patented in May 1950 (US pat 2,507,631) and was marketed as Ritalin from the1960s on. The CIA used this drug along with LSD and other hallucinogenic type of substances in their experiments to control the minds of children under their illegal MK ULTRA Project.

In the 1970s, the popular press attacked Ritalin effects as a "myth" and claimed that it was a tool for "mind control" over children. The media was correct but were soon “ordered” by their CIA handlers to stop attacking the drug.


Follow the events!

On May 20, 1999 at age 15, T.J. Solomon, the high-school shooter in Conyers, Ga., was reportedly taking the drug Ritalin. Eric Harris, the ringleader of the massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Col., had been prescribed the drug Luvox. And Kip Kinkel, the student in Springfield, Ore., who killed his parents and then went on a shooting rampage at his high school, was taking two psychiatric drugs Prozac and Ritalin.

There have been at least 16 school shootings over the past several years any bets that RITALIN was somehow in the mix?

Several million children are being treated with Ritalin and other stimulants on the grounds that they have attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder and suffer from inattention, hyperactivity or impulsivity. The stimulants include Ritalin (methylphenidate), Dexedrine and DextroStat (dextroamphetamine or d-amphetamine), Adderall (d-amphetamine and amphetamine mixture), Desoxyn and Gradumet (methamphetamine), and Cylert (pemoline).

Except for Cylert, all of these drugs have nearly identical effects and side effects. Ritalin and amphetamine frequently cause the very same problems they are supposed to treat: inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. A large percentage of children become robotic, lethargic, depressed or withdrawn on stimulants.

Withdrawal from Ritalin can cause emotional suffering, including depression, exhaustion and suicide. This can make children seem psychiatrically disturbed and lead mistakenly to increased doses of medication.

Today there are more than 4 million children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 18 receiving psychiatric antidepressant drugs in the United States alone.

As for Luvox, the antidepressant Eric Harris was taking, the report is intriguing and frightening.

According to the manufacturer, Solvay, four percent of children and youth taking Luvox developed mania during short-term clinical trials. Mania is a psychosis which can produce bizarre, grandiose, highly elaborated destructive plans, including mass murder .

The large marketing success of Ritalin is in a large part due to the efforts of a national group called C.H.A.D.D (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders), a support group for individuals, and their family members, who have been diagnosed with the disorder. C.H.A.D.D has effectively disseminated information on a large scale throughout the country on the effectiveness of Ritalin as a treatment for ADD. In 1995, however, an investigative report by journalist J. Merrow aired on PBS which exposed new information on the group. Since 1988 Ciba-Geigy, the manufacturers of Ritalin had quietly been giving CH.A.D.D. almost $1 million in grants and services, using the group as a prop to distribute misleading information and promote drug therapy to hundreds of thousands of individuals, parents and teachers. Certain physicians have also been contributing to the Ritalin explosion; one study performed claimed that a small number of primary care physicians have been writing nearly half of the prescriptions for younger children nationally.