According to a recent front page Denver Post article, 37% of Colorado teens in foster care are taking prescribed psychotropic drugs.
The article states: “Foster parents and therapists say heavily medicated children are detached from reality – as though ‘walking in a cloud’,” and “…use of the drugs has been fueled by pharmaceutical firms pursuing big profits with the help of willing doctors.” According to a court appointed special advocate for children, the medication is prescribed to help “foster parents, schools, therapists, caseworkers – the adults,” not the kids. It reminds me of the book “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” where hospital inmates were subdued and controlled with drugs.
A researcher quoted in the article excuses the use of more drugs than he feels comfortable with “because there are no other options.”
BUT THERE ARE OPTIONS
We have worked with children and adults with the same diagnoses given to these kids: bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, grief, insomnia, post-traumatic stress, and ADD/ADHD.
We have had considerable success working with patients with the above problems using a combination of NET, the amazing and effective technique for achieving rapid psycho-emotional changes, supportive nutritional programs involving dietary change and safe nutritional supplements, and, at times, acupuncture.
IT’S NOT JUST FOSTER KIDS WHO ARE OVERMEDICATED
People in all walks of life are given medication to deal with problems that might be helped by lifestyle changes and non-invasive natural therapy. And not just for emotional issues. All day long we hear about people being treated with medications for a variety of health complaints that we think might be addressed better by our natural methods.
Certainly, not all medications are bad. Many are vitally necessary. We by no means have an answer for every health concern, and we never recommend that anyone stop a prescribed medication without medical support.
But we feel that medications should be employed only if non-invasive natural means are unavailable, not as a first-line procedure. Sadly, it’s usually the other way around.
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