I was shocked to read that High School Students obtain prescription medication used for children and young adults suffering from ADHD in order to help them cram for their final school examination. They claim that it improves their focus during their studies.

An 18-year-old student believes in dropping crushed Ritalin into energy drinks to get a good boost during examinations. “I was meant to write a 2,000 word essay, but my Ritalin boost upped it to 9,000 words.”
Others are trying caffeine pills or other prescription medications as well.

Medical experts warn that these young people are risking side effects as serious as heart problems and psychosis. How do the students acquire Ritalin? They buy a pill for $5 or $10 from a student suffering from ADHD who has a prescription. Others have tried Concerta, cocaine and DMT, the hallucinogenic drug. Another recommends Dexamphetamine.

“Taking ADHD drugs for non-medical purposes is dangerous and potentially lethal,” said a specialist in  this field.

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About Jill

Author of books and articles on support and experiences of living with a mentally ill family member. My aim in blogging is to let others see how a loving family, with a father and husband who is able to give unconditional love, can help the family cope. Many call me the blogging grandma.'

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