Use and abuse of ritalin

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There is growing concern over the increasing use of Ritalin which is matched with the spiralling numbers of children diagnosed with ADHD. Ritalin is a Class 2 amphetamime and has a similar effect to cocaine. There are concerning reports that the tablets are now being traded in school playgrounds etc. As well as having the stimulant effect of other amphetamines, they are being used by girls as appetite suppressants.

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