Students from all around the nation are claiming to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), in order to get Adderall or Ritalin, a stimulant drug. These drugs are highly addictive and are illegal to distribute. They enhance alertness in the brain by releasing amphetamines. Researchers say it does not increase the number of brain cells one has, therefore has different effects on different people.
It is called the “study drug” and college students are doing anything to get their hands on it. With the workload and competition increasing, students seek an opportunity to better themselves. The drug’s most common side effects are insomnia and loss of appetite.
Why is there such an exponential growth in ADHD prescriptions? Could there be a link between ADHD, social media, internet and television?
People are getting used to instant gratification, instant information, and instant everything! One thing that isn’t instant is learning. It takes time to cultivate knowledge.