Like Adderall, Ritalin is a drug used to treat ADHD. It can be abused as a “study drug” and young people who are prescribed Ritalin sometimes progress to taking stronger drugs.
Ritalin Term Timeline in Dopesick
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...Fernandez that her then-four-year-old son, Jesse, is too wild in class, so a doctor suggests Ritalin. Two years later, Kristi tries Ritalin on her son, and it seems to stop teacher... (full context)
...a major source of income, which incentivizes people to stay sick. Children are frequently given Ritalin because the ADHD diagnosis will help them draw disability checks in adulthood. (full context)
...fulfill their addictions. For most teenagers that develop addictions, the first drugs they took were Ritalin or Adderall (prescribed for attention deficit disorders but also abused as a study drug on... (full context)