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It is estimated that over 70% of prisoners incarcerated in the US jails and prisons have undiagnosed and untreated ADD. In Orange County, CA. the majority of felony cases involves methamphetamine directly or indirectly and offenders are precluded from treatment with stimulant medications for ADD.

They assume that is a drug addicts attempt to obtain the drugs to which he is addicted. The failure rate is 92% of those persons placed on felony probation, which elevates them to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; where once again he or she can not be treated with the most effective treatments for ADD. Most end up using illegally manufactured Methamphetamine.

Methamphetamine is a drug legally prescribed for ADD under the trade name Desoxyn. Unfortunately, these individuals have no idea that they suffer from ADD and that they are self-medicating.

It was not so many years ago that the NIH completed one of the most comprehensive studies, in its history. It demonstrated that those treated for ADD in their youth were far less likely to abuse amphetamines as adults.

One thing every ADD should be grateful that they have had the good fortune to be diagnosed and treated for their ADD. It seems ADD treatment and diagnosis is a luxury that seems to be much more available to the more affluent classes.

I know that most MD's do not like to prescribe for ADD and most psychiatrists are private pay, at least in Orange County.
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Solution to California's Financial Mess.

Posted 06-29-09 at 04:08 PM by johnatmls
The California Youth Authority is considered one of the most notorious, barbaric, forms of punishment in the United States. It is designed to make youthful offenders, criminals for life.

Drugs are readily available in all prisons for a price. Please tell me how it would be possible to keep drugs out of the United States with 10,000 plus miles of unprotected border, when we can not keep them out of any and all of our prison facilities. Over 70% of convicted prisoners are suffering from attention deficit that is untreated and undiagnosed. In South Orange County, they have been pulling Methamphetamine out of Black Flag, the insecticide. At one point in time, it was the most prevalent form of Meth available.

Orange County Health Care Agency will not diagnose or prescribe for ADD. Psychiatrists in Orange County run $250/hour, with initial visit and diagnosis upwards of $1000.00. My diagnosis cost many thousands of dollars.

Please write your legislators and the governor to treat ADD in the jails in prisons. It would reduce the population by half in a short period of time, eliminating the budget crisis, and giving the state a surplus.

You may also wish to check out the following link:
You can download a book on the subject of ADD and Prison for free or order it directly from the author: William Sultzer 714-377-5771. He can also send to a loved one in prison as an authorized publisher.
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