New Hampshire is the World's Ritalin Leader for Eight Straight Years
Kevin Hall | January 22, 2007 at 12:26 pmby
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NEW HAMPSHIRE -- Drug Enforcement Administration statistics reveal that New Hampshire leads the nation in methylphenidate, most commonly known as Ritalin and Concerta, sales purchases per capita for the eigth straight year at about 1 1/2 times the national average.
"This drug is very addictive and similar, but stronger than cocaine," said Christopher Garrison, Massachusetts Director of Citizens Commission on Human Rights, a psychiatric watchdog group that was established by the Church of Scientology. "Since 85% of the world's usage of this addictive drug is in the US, New Hampshire has been far and away the world's Ritalin leader which is a real problem."
Currently, 8 million US children are on psychiatric drugs with the largest amount being on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD) stimulants such as Ritalin, Adderall and Dexedrine.
"This massive psychiatric drugging of children is not only harmful, but very fraudulent since mental disorders are merely subjective opinion of behavior as opposed to real medical conditions that are diagnosed through lab tests," said Garrison. "New Hampshire is a national disgrace in area of drugging the life out of children which is ironic considering their 'Live Free or Die' motto."
*For the exact data from the DEA, see www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/arcos/retail_drug_summary/index.html , click onto the year you wish, click Cumulative Distribution in Grams per 100K Population , scroll down to "methylphenidate" and you will see that NH leads the nation in grams/100,000K and the end of the chart will give you the national average. You will also see the NH is very high in purchases of d-amphetamine (dexedrine) and dl-amphetamine (adderall).