The Fix allows Nick Dothée to defend his diagnosis of ADD and use of the wildly over-prescribed drug Ritalin:
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I think I thought I’d wake up one day and this would be fixed – a non-issue. I’d be cured; no longer in constant pursuit of getting my fix, but rather I’d just have it in me, always – the clarity I had as a kid.
ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder. This disorder, and the drugs associated it, have been all-the-buzz in the media for at least a decade or so, but it’s been my daily reality for much longer; I’ve been haunted by those three letters for most of my life.
I was officially diagnosed with ADD, and prescribed Ritalin by the family doctor, around the third grade. Back then, I’d spit out the little yellow pills in the playground drinking fountain at recess.