Pubdate: Mon, 04 Oct 2004
Source: Kingsport Times-News (TN)
Copyright: 2004 Kingsport Publishing Corporation
Author: David Collins


I moved to Kingsport in March and sad to say I wish I had stayed in 
Maryland. I lived in Kingsport once, and it's not the same because of the 
drug use here. It makes it hard on those of us who don't use or abuse 
drugs. I'm ADHD and have been since I was young and have been on Adderall 
for the last 10 months. When I ran out, I went to the hospital where the 
doctor who saw me treated me like I was some kind of a crackhead.

But that's the way I've been treated by every doctor I've seen here in 
Kingsport. After waiting three months to see a doctor I was told that they 
don't give their clients Adderall because of the drug problem in Kingsport. 
I'm sorry that there's a bad drug problem here, but I don't feel I should 
be treated like a drughead.

David Collins

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