One Columbia senior wanted to know how his fellow students were able to get so high, yet still do well on exams. So he went straight to the source: the school library. It’s “study drug time”! Daniel D’Addario at The Daily Beast found kids in his school’s library high on Adderall, studying for final exams and getting very excited about how high they are.
Adderall and Adderall XR, schedule II controlled substances composed of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, have several Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved uses. However, both prescribed and recreational use of these drugs, especially among young people, is associated with serious, life-threatening side effects.
Inquiries to poison control centers about teenage abuse of drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increased by 76 percent over the last eight years, indicating a surge in rates of the abuse itself, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Memorial Center and published in the journal Pediatrics.
Winston Churchill failed sixth grade, and Beethoven was awkward with the violin and preferred to compose instead of play. His instructor called him hopeless as a composer. If these world changing men were boys today they would be evaluated as ADHD candidates and subscribed Ritalin a schedule 2 drug similar to cocaine. Our pharmaceutically drug induced children have no chance to become the likes of these great men.
Thousands of children have suddenly died as direct result of using psychotropic drugs used for ADD and ADHD. “These aren’t kids with pre-existing heart conditions. The results would have been worse if they were included,” stated Dr. Al Sears, M.D.