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CBN NewsWatch: November 5, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Nov. 5.: Governor elections a peek at current voter attitudes, Forty-two days of worship ends near White House, and 'Risk of genocide' in Central African Republic, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

ELECTION TODAY 2013, A LOOK

AT THE DIFFERENT RACES

ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND HOW

THEY COULD HAVE A NATIONAL

IMPACT.

Wendy: PLUS,

WORSHIPPING JUST YARDS FROM

THE WHITE HOUSE.

HOW ONE GROUP SET UP A TENT

AND CALLS ON GOD IN THE

NATION'S CAPITAL.

Mark: AND CBN NEWS

TAKES A LOOK AT WHAT IS

BEING DONE TO PREVENT THE

GROWING PROBLEM OF ADDERALL

ABUSE.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

LOCAL AND STATE ELECTIONS

ARE TAKING PLACE ACROSS THE

COUNTRY TONIGHT.

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

TODAY'S VOTES COULD PROVIDE

CLUES FOR MID-TERM ELECTIONS

NEXT YEAR.

MANY BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENS IN

THE GOVERNORS' RACES IN

VIRGINIA AND NEW JERSEY WILL

INDICATE WHAT STRATEGIES

WILL APPEAL TO VOTERS IN THE

COMING MONTHS.

HEATHER CELLS HAS MORE IN

TONIGHT'S TOP STORY.

Reporter: BOTH PARTIES

ARE CLOSELY WATCHING THE

GOVERNORS' RACES IN NEW

JERSEY AND VIRGINIA.

THEY'RE HOPING THE TWO

STATES WILL REVEAL VOTER

ATTITUDES AND NATIONAL

ISSUES AND HELP PAVE THE WAY

FOR SUCCESS IN 2 2014.

THE VIRGINIA CONTEST PITS

KEN CUCCINELLI AGAINST TERRY

McCALLUS.

BOTH MEN HAVE TRIED TO TIE

THE OTHER TWO ISSUES SEEN AS

PROBLEMATIC FOR THEIR

PARTIES.

McCALLUS HELPS TO LINK KEN

CUCCINELLI TO TEA PARTY IN

CONGRESS.

VIRGINIA'S MEMORY IS

BETTER THAN THAT.

Reporter: KEN

CUCCINELLI WANTS TO CONNECT

McCALLUS WITH THE

DISASTEROUS ROLLOUT OF THE

OBAMACARE.

Reporter: TODAY'S

ELECTION COULD SHOW WHICH

ISSUE RESONATES MOST WITH

VIRGINIA VOTERS.

MUCH DEPENDS ON WHO SHOWS UP

AT THE POLLS AND HOW MANY

COME.

IN VIRGINIA, JUST 40% ARE

EXPECTED.

HILLARY CLINTON HAS

CAMPAIGNED EXTENSIVELY FOR

McCALLUS.

AND IF HE WINS, MANY BELIEVE

IT WILL BE A VICTORY FOR HER

AS WELL.

THIS WILL BE A TRIBUTE TO

TERRY'S PERSISTENCE, AND TO

BILL AND HILARY'S ABILITY TO

BUILD A STRATEGIC MACHINE.

Reporter: IN NEW

JERSEY, THE GOVERNOR'S RACE

HAS PLENTY OF IMPLICATIONS.

MOST THINK CHRIS CHRISTIE

WILL CRUISE TO VICTORY.

HIS CAMPAIGN COULD SHED

LIGHT ON G.O.P. STRATEGY

AHEAD AND HIS OWN

PRESIDENTIAL POTENTIAL.

SO FAR, HOWEVER, IT IS A

TOPIC CHRISTIE WON'T

ADDRESS.

I'VE GOT TO GOVERNOR THIS

STATE.

WHATEVER THE FUTURE BRINGS,

IT WILL BRING.

Reporter: HUNDREDS OF

CITIES ARE ELECTING MAYORS

TODAY.

IN NEW YORK, BILL DEBLAZIO

IS EXPECTED TO BE THE FIRST

DEMOCRAT TO LEAD THE CITY IN

TWO DECADES.

THE SECRETARY VICE

PRESIDENT OF REGENT

UNIVERSITY IS WITH US.

RIGHT HERE IN VIRGINIA,

WE'VE GOT A CLOSE RACE.

AND IN NEW JERSEY, AS A

BLUEPRINT FOR THE FUTURE OF

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

WHY IS THAT?

UNFORTUNATELY, IT IS

PROBABLY TRUE.

I THINK THE REASON IS THE

REPUBLICANS HAVE A BIG

PROBLEM.

THEY CAN'T GET SINGLE WOMEN

THE WAY THEY NEED TO.

THEY LOSE TOO MANY OF

THOSE.

AND PROBABLY IN TERMS OF THE

HISPANIC VOTE, THEY PROBABLY

ARE LOSING SOME THERE.

THEY CAN'T FIX IT.

I THINK IT IS VERY EASY TO

FIX IT.

THEY HAVE A CLEAR MESSAGE

AND THEY'RE UNASHAMED OF

IT.

AND THEY NEED LEADERS WHO

NEED TO ARTICULATE THAT.

Wendy: I'M ONE SINGLE

WOMAN WHO VOTED TODAY.

HOW IMPORTANT IS VOTER

TURNOUT IN ELECTION YEARS,

LIKE THIS ONE?

THIS ONE IS PROBABLY LIKE

MOST ELECTIONS OR

BYELECTIONS, AND USUALLY

FAVORS REPUBLICANS.

I THINK IT WILL HAPPEN THIS

TIME.

IT DOESN'T MEAN KEN

CUCCINELLI WILL WIN IN

VIRGINIA, BUT IT WILL HELP

HIM IF THE VOTE IS LOW.

IN NEW JERSEY, IT HAS BEEN A

FOREGONE CONCLUSION THAT

CHRIS CHRISTIE IS GOING TO

ONE.

BUT THAT'S A BLUE STATE WITH

A POPULAR, CHARISMATIC

REPUBLICAN, WHO PROVED

HIMSELF AS A PERSONALITY AND

HE IS POPULAR.

Wendy: AND POSSIBLY A

PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER.

I THINK IT IS PRETTY

CERTAIN THAT'S WHAT HE WANTS

TO DO.

Wendy: HOW MUCH

INFLUENCE DO NATIONAL ISSUES

LIKE THE HEALTH CARE ROLLOUT

HAVE ON THESE KINDS OF LACKS

ELECTIONS?

IT DEPENDS ON THE

ELECTION.

THIS ONE, THE ROLLOUT OF

OBAMACARE WHICH HAS BEEN

DISASTEROUS, AND THE THOUGHT

IN EVERYBODY'S MIND THAT

THIS IS A REALLY BAD POLICY

THAT IS GOING TO HURT ME IS

GOING TO MATTER.

I THINK IT COULD HAVE HELPED

KEN CUCCINELLI IF HE WAS

HARPING ON IT FROM DAY ONE.

HE HAS ONLY MADE IT AN ISSUE

IN THE LAST FIVE OR SIX

DAYS.

BUT IT MAY BE ENOUGH TO HELP

HIM.

PEOPLE ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE

PROMISES OF BIG GOVERNMENT.

Wendy: KEN CUCCINELLI

HAS BEEN HAMMERING OBAMACARE

AND HIS PROMISE TO KEEP

DOING THAT.

YOU THINK THAT COULD

POSSIBLY TURN OF TIDE IN HIS

FAVOR?

I THINK TO THE DEGREE

THAT HE DISSPIRITS THOSE ON

THE LEFT, THOSE INDEPENDENTS

WHO THINK GOVERNMENT CAN

SOLVE A PROBLEM, IT MIGHT

REALLY HELP HIM.

THIS WILL BE A VERY CLOSE

ELECTION, NO MATTER WHAT.

Wendy: IN THE PAST, HOW

HAVE THE SMALL ELECTION

YEARS, LIKE THIS ONE,

INFLUENCED LATER RACES?

THEY TEND TO GIVE EACH

SIDE -- WHOEVER WINS TAKES

UP THE BRAGGING RIGHTS.

THEY GET INSPIRED.

THEY'RTHEIR FOLKS, THEIR

FANS, GET INSPIRED.

THIS MAY BE A LITTLE MORE

TELLING BECAUSE YOU HAVE A

CLEAR IMAGE BETWEEN KEN

CUCCINELLI, WHO LOOKS LIKE

TED CRUZ, THE TEA PARTY, AND

CHRISTIE, THE OTHER SIDE.

IF KEN CUCCINELLI WINS,

WHETHER OR NOT CHRISTIE

WINS, WILL BE THE TEA

PARTY.

Mark: SECRETARY OF

STATE JOHN KERRY IS IN

POLAND ON THIS ELECTION DAY,

TALKING ABOUT N.S.A.

SURVEILLANCE.

KERRY SAYS EUROPEANS AND

OTHERS HAVE LEGITIMATE

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE

SURVEILLANCE.

KERRY SAYS OUTRAGE OVER

ALLEGED SPYING AND

EAVESDROPPING SHOULD NOT

UPSET KEY TRADE TALKS.

AFTER BLASTING THE U.S. FOR

ITS SUSPECTED N.S.A. SPYING,

NOW BRAZIL IS HAVING TO

DEFEND ITS OWN SURVEILLANCE

PRACTICES.

ON MONDAY, BRAZIL ADMITTED

TO SPYING ON DIPLOMATS FROM

COUNTRIES, INCLUDING THE

U.S., RUSSIA, AND IRAN.

THE BRAZIL NEWSPAPER FIRST

REPORTED THE STORY AFTER

OBTAINING DOCUMENTS FROM THE

COUNTRY'S INTELLIGENCE

AGENCY, ABIN.

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT,

BRAZIL SPIED ON PROPERTY

RENTED BY THE EMBASSY IN

BRAZIL.

THEY STRESSED THE OPERATIONS

WERE CARRIED OUT WITHIN THE

LAW.

Wendy: A RARE EVENT IS

JUST COMING TO AN END IN THE

NATION'S CAPITAL.

40 STRAIGHT DAYS OF WORSHIPS

HAS BEEN COMING FROM A WHITE

TENT, JUST A FEW HUNDRED

YARDS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE.

DAVID'S TENT BEGAN TO WRAP

UP ITS SECOND WORSHIP

MARATHON.

*

Reporter: DAVID'S TENT

STARTED AS A VISION LAST

YEAR OF WORSHIPPERS FROM ALL

OVER THE NATION, GATHERING

SOMEWHERE IN WASHINGTON,

D.C. TO PRAISE THEIR GOD,

WITHOUT CEASING, FOR 40 DAYS

AND NIGHTS.

BUT THESE MINISTERS OF MUSIC

NEVER PLANNED TO LAND RIGHT

ON THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN,

JUST ABOUT AS CLOSE TO THE

CENTER OF SECULAR WORLD

TOWER AS ONE CAN GET.

THE NATIONAL PARKS

SERVICE ACTUALLY SUGGESTED

TO US THE WHITE HOUSE LIFT.

WE FELT THROUGH THAT WHOLE

CIRCUMSTANCE GOD WAS

SCREAMING AT US, I WANT TO

BE CENTRAL IN AMERICA.

Reporter: THEY HAVE

ALREADY BREACHED THEM FOR

NEXT YEAR, WHEN HERSHEY AND

FRIENDS PLAN TO TAKE IT UP A

NOTCH.

WE FEEL LIKE GOD SAID 50

DAYS.

ONE DAY FOR EVERY STATE.

I ALREADY MET WITH THE

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, AND

THEY GAVE ME THE PERMITTING

FOR 50 DAYS NEXT YEAR.

Reporter: ALEXANDER

McDONALD CAME ALL THE WAY

UP FROM THE VIRGINIA BEACH

AREA TO SERVE AND TO SING

HERE.

THE LORD HAS REALLY

MARCHED.

THIS IS DAVID'S TENT WITH

PEACE, AND A LOT OF FAVOR

WITH THE SECURITY SERVICE

AND THE PARK POLICE.

EVERY DAY WE'LL HAVE A

SECRET SERVICE AGENT COME UP

HERE, AND WE'LL GET TO PRAY

WITH THEM.

IT IS SO CRAZY.

Reporter: ALLEN AVERY

IS A REGULAR AMONG THE

WORSHIPPERS AND HE BELIEVES

THERE IS TRANSFORMING POWER

IN THE PRAISE.

I THINK IT CHANGES AND

SHIFTS ATMOSPHERE.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HERE TO

DO.

WE'RE SAYING GOD'S PRESENCE

WANTS TO INVADE US.

WASHINGTON, D.C., OUR WORLD,

OUR STATE, OUR NATION.

Reporter: AVERY SAYS

MANY BELIEVERS COME BY, BUT

PLENTY OF NON-BELIEVERS,

TOO, PULLED IN BY THE SWEET

PRESENCE HOVERING OVER THE

PLACE.

THEY LOVE THE WORSHIP.

BECAUSE WORSHIP BRINGS

PEOPLE IN.

I BELIEVE GOD'S PRESENCE IS

SO STRONG, HE CAN MINISTER

TO PEOPLE'S HEARTS, WHETHER

THEY KNOW HIM OR NOT.

Reporter: AND SOME HAVE

COME TO KNOW HIM AT DAVID'S

TENT.

ONE OF OUR GIRLS, WHEN I

CHASED SOMEBODY DOWN, AS

THEY WERE WALKING AWAY, I

CHASED THEM DOWN, PULLED

THEM BACK, WITNESSED TO HIM,

AND HE CAME BACK THE NEXT

NIGHT AND GAVE HIS LIFE TO

JESUS.

Reporter: NOW THAT

DAVID'S TENT WORSHIPPERS

WANT TO TRANSFORM NOT JUST A

CITY, BUT THE NATION.

WE'RE SAYING HELP US

MOBILIZE A NATION, THAT

LITERALLY THIS CITY COULD BE

REDEFINED AND KNOWN FOR A

PLACE TO GATHER AND PRAISE

THE NAME OF THE LORD.

Reporter: SO AS THESE

FOLKS WRAP UP THEIR SECOND

YEAR AND PREPARE TO RETURN

FOR A THIRD, THEIR GOAL IS

THAT WASHINGTON WON'T BE

KNOWN JUST AS A POWERFUL

CITY, BUT A PLACE WHERE THE

NATION COMES TO PRAISE GOD.

PAUL STRAND, THE WHITE

HOUSE.

Mark: MORE THAN NINE

MILLION SYRIANS ARE IN NEED

OF AID.

THAT AS THE COUNTRY'S TWO

AND A HALF YEAR CIVIL WAR

DRAGS ON.

MORE THAN SIX MILLION HAVE

BEEN DISPLACED FROM THEIR

HOMES, ACCORDING TO A REPORT

FROM THE UNITED NATIONS

HUMANITARIAN OFFICE.

I THINK ONE THING THAT IS

IMPORTANT FOR A LOT OF THE

AMERICANS TO REALIZE IS MANY

SYRIANS LIVED AS WE DO HERE

IN THE U.S.

PEOPLE HAD JOBS.

THEY LIVED IN APARTMENTS,

HOUSES.

THEY SENT THEIR KIDS TO

SCHOOL.

OWNED CARS AND SO ON.

THAT WAS BEFORE THE

CONFLICT.

NOW THE ECONOMY HAS TOTALLY

COLLAPSED.

MANY PEOPLE HAVE HAD TO

FLEE, OFTEN IN THE MIDDLE OF

THE NIGHT, TAKING NOTHING

WITH THEM.

SO THERE REALLY IS A SENSE

OF DESPERATION.

Mark: VIOLENCE AND RED

TAPE HAVE SLOWED AID

DELIVERY IN SYRIA.

THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL IS

BEING ASKED TO HELP ENSURE

SAFE PASSAGE OF MEDICAL

SUPPLIES AND OTHER HAMTARIAN

HUMANITARIAN AID.

Wendy: 24-YEAR-OLD

MUSTARA BORBARD WAS

RELEASED.

HE WAS CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS

LAST YEAR WHEN HE WAS

ARRESTED.

HE FACED CHARGES LIKE

INTENDING TO COMMIT CRIMES.

AN APPEALS COURT OVERTURNED

HIS CONVICTION, LEADING TO

HIS RELEASE.

EVEN SO, MORE CHRISTIANS ARE

STILL BEING JAILED IN IRAN

BECAUSE OF THEIR FAITH,

INCLUDING AMERICAN PASTOR

SAEED ABEDINI.

FOR MORE ON HOW YOU CAN JOIN

THE MILLIONS CALLING FOR HIS

RELEASE, JUST VISIT OUR

WEBSITE AT CBNNEWS.COM.

Mark: COMING UP, A LOOK

AT WHY RELIGIOUS TENSIONS

ARE THREATENING LIVES IN THE

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC.

Wendy: THE UNITED

NATIONS IS WARNING THERE IS

A RISK OF GENOCIDE IN THE

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC.

THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN IN

TURMOIL SINCE ISLAMIST

MILITANTS OUSTED THE

PRESIDENT IN MARCH.

ISLAMISTS ARE NOW IN CITING

VIOLENCE IN TOWNS WHERE

CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS USED

TO LIVE IN PEACE AND DO

BUSINESS TOGETHER.

HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS HAVE

ACCUSED REBELS OF WIDESPREAD

LOOTING, KILLINGS, RAPES,

AND RECRUITMENT OF CHILD

SOLDIERS.

Mark: FOR MORE ON THIS

SITUATION, WE TURN NOW TO

OUR SENIOR INTERNATIONAL

CORRESPONDENT GEORGE THOMAS,

WHO HAS BEEN TO THIS CENTRAL

AFRICAN REPUBLIC.

WELCOME, GEORGE.

George: THANK YOU,

SIR.

Mark: WHAT CAN YOU TELL

US ABOUT THIS COUNTRY?

George: IT IS ONE OF

THE POOREST COUNTRIES IN

AFRICA.

HOME TO ABOUT FIVE MILLION

PEOPLE.

15% ARE MUSLIMS.

IT REALLY IS A VERY

DIFFICULT COUNTRY IN THE

SENSE THAT, GET THIS, MARK,

SINCE THEY GAINED

INDEPENDENCE FROM THE FRENCH

IN 1960, THEY HAVE UNDERGONE

EIGHT -- EIGHT CUDA TAHS,

EIGHT MUTINIES.

THIS IS A COUNTRY CONSTANTLY

IN THE MIDDLE OF POLITICAL

CHAOS.

Mark: IS THIS CURRENT

CONFLICT TURNING INTO A

RELIGIOUS WAR?

IT STARTED IN MARCH WHEN

ABOUT 5,000 REBEL FIGHTERS

FROM THE NORTHEAST PART OF

THE COUNTRY SAID THEY WERE

FED UP WITH THE POLITICAL

SITUATION IN THE CAPITAL

CITY, BANGEE, AND SO THEY

MARCHED TOWARDS THE CAPITAL

CITY IN THE HOPES OF

OVERTHROWING IT.

SO IT BEGAN AS A SORT OF

POLITICAL ATTACK AND QUICKLY

TURNED INTO A RELIGIOUS

CONFLICT, YES.

Mark: WE HAVE BEEN TOLD

THAT THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE

SEEKING REFUGE AT A CATHOLIC

MISSION IN BOSENGOA.

WHAT IS HAPPENING THERE?

George: THE NUMBERS ARE

CLOSE TO ABOUT 35,000 PEOPLE

IN THIS ONE CATHOLIC

CHURCH.

THEY HAVE TAKEN REFUGE.

IN ESSENCE, 100, 200 FEET

OUTSIDE OF THE CHURCH WALLS,

AND CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS

HAVE BEEN ATTACKING EACH

OTHER.

SO ABOUT 35,000 PEOPLE ARE

NOW IN THE PREMISES OF THIS

CATHOLIC DIOCESE.

AND THE CONDITIONS ARE

DEPLORABLE.

THEY DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO

WATER, FOOD, THE

HUMANITARIAN CONDITIONS ARE

REALLY DEPLORABLE.

Mark: WHAT HAS BEEN

DONE TO TRY TO STOP ALL OF

THIS FIGHTING?

George: WHEN I WAS

THERE IN THE CAPITAL CITY,

THEY ALL TOLD US YOU NEED TO

BE CAREFUL.

ONCE YOU GO OUTSIDE OF THE

CAPITAL CITY, IT'S BASICALLY

YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN.

THE POLICE INFRASTRUCTURE,

THE SECURITY APPARATUS

WITHIN THE COUNTRY IS PRETTY

MUCH NON-EXISTENT.

IN THE CAPITAL, YOU GET A

SENSE THAT THE MILITARY AND

POLICE ARE IN CONTROL.

BUT ONCE YOU GO OUTSIDE, A

DIFFERENT STORY.

THE UNITED NATIONS IS

TALKING ABOUT POTENTIALLY

SENDING PEACEKEEPERS TO TRY

TO CREATE A BUFFER ZONE AND

BRING THE WARRING FACTIONS

AND SEPARATE THEM.

IT IS A TENUOUS SITUATION.

FOR THE U.N. FOLKS COMING

IN, THEY'RE SAYING WE DON'T

WANT TO GET IN THE MIDDLE OF

THIS CONFLICT.

Mark: GEORGE THOMAS,

OUR SENIOR INTERNATIONAL

CORRESPONDENT.

THANKS FOR YOUR TIME,

GEORGE.

George: YOU'RE WELCOME,

SIR.

Wendy: UP NEXT, FROM

EXTRA EDGE TO OVER THE

EDGE.

A LOOK AT HOW ONE POPULAR

PRESCRIPTION COULD BE DOING

HARM.

Wendy: YOU MAY HAVE

HEARD OF THE MEDICINE

ADDERALL.

IT IS USED TO TREAT

ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER.

Mark: 14 MILLION YOUNG

PEOPLE, BETWEEN THE AGES OF

20 AND 40 TAKE IT, MANY

THINKING IT IS HARMLESS, BUT

THAT ISN'T ALWAYS THE CASE.

Wendy: IN TONIGHT'S

FOCUS REPORT, LORI JOHNSON

TELLS US ABOUT ONE YOUNG MAN

WHO'S ADDERALL ADDICTION LED

TO SUICIDE.

Reporter: HE WAS A STAR

ATHLETE, LOTS OF FRIENDS.

THEN HE STARTED TAKING THE

PRESCRIPTION DRUG ADDERALL.

IT JUST CHANGED HIS WHOLE

THOUGHT PROCESS.

Reporter: OVER THE

COURSE OF THREE YEARS,

RICHARD'S LIFE SPIRALLED OUT

OF CONTROL, UNTIL HIS FATHER

FOUND HIM HANGING IN HIS

CLOSET.

THE WORST POSSIBLE THING

YOU CAN EVEN IMAGINE.

HERE WAS THIS GREAT KID THAT

HAD EVERYTHING GOING FOR

HIM, EVERYTHING.

SMART, GOOD-LOOKING KID, AND

THE ADDERALL JUST DESTROYED

HIM.

Reporter: ADDERALL IS

PRESCRIBED FOR PEOPLE WITH

ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER.

OR A.D.D.

ADDERALL WORKS ON THE BRAIN

TO HELP THEM FOCUS BETTER.

BUT SOME PEOPLE WHO DO NOT

HAVE A.D.D. BELIEVE ADDERALL

MAKES THEM FOCUS BETTER,

TOO.

SO THEY TAKE IT TO HELP THEM

STUDY.

RICHARD HAD MENTIONED TO

ME THAT HE HAD GOTTEN AN

ADDERALL FROM ONE OF HIS

FRIENDS AT EXAM TIME.

Reporter: HE IS NOT

ALONE.

AN ESTIMATED ONE IN FIVE

COLLEGE STUDENTS USE IT IS,

LARGELY UNAWARE OF THE

PHYSICAL DANGER, AND THAT IT

IS A FELONY TO USE SOMEONE

ELSE'S PRESCRIPTION.

HERE IN THE LIBRARY

DURING EXAM WEEK, YOU CAN

HEAR PEOPLE ASKING EACH

OTHER, I REALLY NEED AN

ADDERALL PILL.

PEOPLE OFFER IT TO EACH

OTHER.

IT IS NOT A BIG DEAL TO

PEOPLE ON CAMPUS.

Reporter: SOON RICHARD

WANTED HIS OWN SUPPLY.

IF YOU GO TO A DOCTOR AND

YOU TELL THEM YOU HAVE THE

SIGNS OF A.D.D., WITHOUT ANY

CHECKING, THEY'LL JUST GIVE

YOU A PRESCRIPTION.

AND THAT'S BASICALLY WHAT HE

DID.

Reporter: DR. GRETCHEN

WATSON, A CLINICAL

PSYCHOLOGIST, RESEARCHES THE

MISUSE OF DRUGS LIKE

ADDERALL.

SHE SAYS IT'S EASY TO FAKE

A.D.D.

IF YOU TALK TO MOST

COLLEGE STUDENTS, THEY COULD

PROBABLY TELL YOU A DOCTOR

OR TWO OR THREE IN TOWN TO

GO TO, AND WHAT TO SAY AND

DO IN ORDER TO GET A

PRESCRIPTION.

Reporter: ADDERALL IS A

CLASS TWO NARCOTIC, AN

AMPHETAMINE SIMILAR TO

COCAINE.

YOU CAN GET A EUPHORIC

FEELING WITH A CRASH

AFTERWARDS.

Reporter: AFTER

COLLEGE, RICHARD MOVED BACK

HOME WITH HIS PARENTS, AND

CONVINCED TWO SEPARATE

DOCTORS TO EACH PRESCRIBE

HIM ADDERALL.

RICHARD WOULD BE UP FOR

DAYS.

HE WOULD BE UP FOR THREE

DAYS IN A ROW, WALKING THE

HOUSE, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 IN

THE MORNING, WIDE AWAKE.

AND THEN HE WOULD CRASH FOR

A COUPLE OF DAYS AND SLEEP

FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS.

Reporter: THE FAMILY

TRIED TO GET RICHARD'S

DOCTORS TO STOP PRESCRIBING

THE DRUG.

I SAY YOU KEEP GIVING

ADDERALL TO MY SON, YOU'RE

GOING TO KILL HIM.

Reporter: BUT RICHARD

WAS OVER 18, AND HIS DOCTORS

SAID LEGALLY RICHARD'S

TREATMENT WAS PRIVATE.

THE DOCTOR STAYED BEHIND

THE GLASS PAR TITION AND

PARTITION AND SAID HE

COULDN'T TALK TO US.

YOU CAN BECOME MORE

SERIOUSLY ADDICTED AND

BECOME PSYCHOTIC AND LOSE

THE ABILITY TO THINK CLEARLY

AND DO THINGS YOU OTHERWISE

WOULDN'T DO.

I HAVE SEEN HIM, AND HE

WAS ON THE COMPUTER, AND HE

JUST PUT LITTLE PIECES OF

SCOTCH TAPE ON HIS FINGERS

BECAUSE HE DIDN'T WANT THE

KEYBOARD TO BE ABLE TO GET

HIS FINGERPRINTS.

WHY, I DON'T KNOW.

HE WOULD COVER UP THE CAMERA

ON IT, BECAUSE HE FELT LIKE

PEOPLE COULD BE WATCHING

HIM.

DURING THIS TIME, RICHARD

IS BECOMING MORE VIOLENT.

HE IS MAKING THREATS.

WE WERE SCARED OF OUR OWN

SON DURING THAT TIME.

WE SLEPT WITH OUR DOORS

LOCKED.

Reporter: NOT LONG

AFTER THAT, RICHARD TOOK HIS

LIFE.

IT SHOULD NEVER, EVER

HAVE HAPPENED.

AND IT WAS THE ADDERALL.

Reporter: PEOPLE

FAMILIAR WITH RICHARD'S

STORY SAY IT ILLUSTRATES THE

NEED FOR STRICTER GUIDELINES

FOR DIAGNOSING A.D.D., AND

FOR TRYING

NON-PHARMACEUTICAL

TREATMENTS BEFORE

PRESCRIBING ADDERALL.

THERE IS NOW CLEAR

EVIDENCE THAT THE MEDICATION

SHOULD BE, IN MOST

INSTANCES, THE LAST LINE OF

DEFENSE, AND NOT THE FIRST

LINE OF DEFENSE.

AND WHAT THE RESEARCH IS

CLEARLY SHOWING IS THAT OVER

THE LONG-TERM, THE DRUGS ARE

NOT AS EFFECTIVE AS THE

BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS.

Reporter: THE FAMILY

WANTS CHANGES, REQUIRING

DOCTORS TO SEE WHAT OTHER

PRESCRIPTIONS THEIR PATIENTS

ARE TAKING, AND REQUIRING

THEM TO NOTIFY PARENTS OF

ADULT CHILDREN WHO ARE IN

DANGER.

THERE WAS INFORMATION

THAT THEY HAD IN THEIR FILE,

THAT IF THEY HAD SHARED IT

WITH US AT THAT TIME, WE'D

LIKE TO THINK THINGS WOULD

HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT.

THEY NOTED IN RICHARD'S FILE

THEY THOUGHT HE WAS

SUICIDAL.

Reporter: THEY SAY

ADDICTS SHOULD FIND A

QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL TO

WEAN THEM OFF IT.

YOU DON'T COLD TURKEY

THIS STUFF.

YOU NEED TO BE TAKEN AWE OF

OFF OF IT SLOWLY.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH THEY

CAN'T GET THEIR SON BACK,

THEY HOPE TELLING THEIR

STORY WILL HELP OTHERS FROM

LOSING THEIR LOVED ONES.

LORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Mark: FOR MORE ON

ADDERALL ADDICTION AND HOW

TO SEEK HELP, YOU CAN FIND

INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE,

CB CBNNEWS.COM.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Wendy: HOW WOULD YOU

CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF

LIFE?

Mark: THIS STORY IS

BIZARRE.

A MAN FROM CALIFORNIA

DECIDED TO CELEBRATE HIS

100th BIRTHDAY BY DOING

SOMETHING HE HAD NEVER DONE

BEFORE, SKYDIVE.

IT IS SOMETHING VERN MAYNARD

SAYS HE HAS BEEN DREAMING OF

DOING FOR YEARS.

I'M NOT NERVOUS.

WHY SHOULD I BE NERVOUS.

CAN WE HAVE YOU SIT DOWN

HERE, VERN?

SURE.

I SAY LET'S DO IT AGAIN!

MY GOLLY, THAT'S WONDERFUL.

I HAVE TO COME BACK AND DO

THIS AGAIN.

Mark: IT IS AMAZING,

EVEN THOUGH IT IS HIS FIRST

TIME JUMPING OUT OF A PLANE,

VERN ISN'T AFRAID OF TRYING

NEW AND EXCITING THINGS.

HE PARASAILED, AND JUMPED

OFF THE BACK DECK OF A

CRUISE SHIP, AND NOW HE CAN

ADD SKYDIVING TO THE LIST.

Wendy: HE MUST HAVE A

STRONG HEART.

YOUR HEART HAS TO BE

POUNDING A LITTLE BIT, TO

THROW YOURSELF OUT OF A

PLANE.

Mark: THANKS FOR

WATCHING "NEWSWATCH."

HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.

Wendy: GOOD NIGHT.

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