K now any adolescents who take Ritalin? Chances are high that many people do, given that an estimated 6. In the United States, more than 60 percent of people diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD take a stimulant medication, such as Ritalin, to control their symptoms, while about 20 percent use a nonstimulant, like Strattera. Both drugs help people focus and adjust to a changing environment, and to succeed in school or work. But what may be discomforting is the clinical research suggesting that one in five people diagnosed with ADHD as adolescents develop cocaine habits as adults.
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Must-Read Books About Addiction
In fact, I started reading about addiction before I got sober—-perhaps because something in the very back of my mind was telling me that someday these books about addiction would be quite relevant to my life. Not all of these books are All About Addiction. In many of them, especially the fiction titles, addiction plays a role but is not necessarily the focus of the book. Addiction is powerful, complicated, and appears in our lives in a variety of different ways. The beauty of literature is its ability to convey all the exciting, ugly, complicated nuances of issues like addiction, so we might reflect on the myriad ways it impacts our world. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. And we all look for ways to make the pain go away.
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Download the Lesson Plan. In the past 15 years, digital media technologies have transformed the world and the ways that people across the globe interact. Along with these new communication opportunities come new concerns. One of those concerns--Internet addiction--is examined in the documentary Web Junkie , which follows the treatment of three Chinese teenagers, obsessive gamers whose preference for the virtual world over the real one is summed up in one jarring statement: "Reality is too fake. This lesson uses the documentary as a springboard for a project-based research exercise, assigning students to investigate whether Internet addiction is a problem in their community.
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