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Ritalin and Aderall lead to Harder Drugs

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Wasn’t it a few years back we were all hearing how Marijuana and alcohol use leads to harder drugs? –and by harder drugs it was usually understood

they meant heroin? Er wait, not Alcohol, that just leads to peculiar bumps in the female anatomy and liver disease in both sexes. Maybe the first part explains why it is still legal, but we digress.

The new word on the street is that Attention deficit drugs like Ritalin and Aderall are leading people to experiment with harder opiate drugs (heroine in the prescription form) and opiate substitute drugs like OxyContin, Vicodin, and Percocet –and the OD rates are alarming.

Leonard J. Paulozzi is an epidemiologist (someone who studies disease outbreaks) with the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Recently explained that mortality rates from drug overdoses are currently four to five times greater than they were during heroin’s heyday of the 70’s (See the history based movie American Gangster with Denzell Washington and Russel Crowe) and double the level of Crack Cocaine’s heyday (see the history based move “Blow” with Johnny Depp)

Those movies depict bent businessmen listed respectively: Frank Lucas and George Jung who become drug Kingpins of North America selling high quality Heroine and Cocaine into the United States from foreign sources. Now that we know these Attention deficit drugs are leading to harder legal prescription drugs, what will the next step be for the National War on Drugs? Pharmaceutical company busts? Doctor Office Raids? Insurance company asset seizure? We’ll be waiting with baited anticipation to see the next bigscreen hit: “Novartis Man: The story of Marcus Welby’s rise and fall.”

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  • A raid and crackdown on pharmaceutical companies in the US will never happen….too much money is generated from them and then re-distributed to corporate companies and then to the government via lobbyists. The only solution to this drug epidemic is premier and successful drug rehab centers like Narconon Arrowhead.

    Comment by ourcellardoor — 2009 October 7 @ 2:16 pm

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