Ritalin is the brand name for the generic drug methylphenidate, a prescription that is usually given to children who struggle with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In children, the drug works to subdue high energy and the inability to focus, but in adults, it has the opposite effect, stimulating the central nervous system and increasing levels of wakefulness and activity. For this purpose, it is often abused by those who have access to the drug but no medical need for it. In many cases, this means that family members of children who are given Ritalin for ADHD abuse the drug and end up in need of rehabilitation.
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Soccer Moms and Drug Dependence
Suburban mothers have busy schedules packed with team practices, homework schedules, afterschool classes, birthday parties, weekend trips, monthly meal plans, running the house, bills, doctors’ appointments, and the emotional and physical well-being of everyone in the house. It can be a lot to manage, especially without ever taking a break. Sometimes mothers of children who have ADHD – a disorder that is notorious for making parenting stressful to say the least – may dip into their child’s medication when they are tasked with making snacks for the football team, sewing a costume for the kids’ play and getting the house ready for a weekend visit from the in-laws – all at the same time.
Ritalin is similar in effect to amphetamines, so it can give busy moms a boost when they’re dragging. Unfortunately, with no downtime built in, many moms begin to take the pills more and more often in order to keep up, ultimately developing an addiction that won’t allow them any peace. Once this happens, it’s often difficult to quit without help – medical help that includes detox and long-term treatment.
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