I’m just as surprised as anyone that today’s post is about Channing Tatum, but what can I say: I go where the story is ;)
So last night I was
reading Vanity Fair doing some research (*sigh* ..this job just keeps getting tougher and tougher!) and I came across an interview with Tatum where he discusses his childhood and attention-deficit disorder diagnosis with author, Rich Cohen. As Cohen explains,
By high school, his blood was a cocktail of pharmaceuticals. “I truly believe some people need medication,” [Tatum] told me. “I did not. I did better at school when I was on it, but it made me a zombie. You become obsessive. Dexedrine. Adderrall. It’s like any other drug. It’s like coke, or crystal meth. The more you do, the less it works. For a time, it would work well. Then it worked less and my pain was more. I would go through wild bouts of depression, horrible comedowns. I understand why kids kill themselves. I absolutely do. You feel terrible. You feel soul-less. I’d never do it to my child.”
This quote made the blog for a couple reasons, the first being: I love how Tatum concedes that some people truly do need medication. However, the rest of his statement paints a really honest (and unfortunately common) picture of the medicated child.
Sounds like Mr. Tatum might be a fan of the Prayers and Apples approach :)
…Speaking of prayers: lots of love to Channing and his wife Jenna, who just welcomed their first daughter, Everly ♥
Cohen, R. (2013, July). In Tatum Territory. Vanity Fair. 635, 65-71, 125-127.