Kids Using Drugs To Study

American Voiceseducationcollegedrugs ISSUE 40•48 Dec 1, 2004

Studies show that more and more college students are abusing prescription ADHD drugs like Adderall and Ritalin to help them study. What do you think?

  • “Slippage in grades is a sure sign your child may not be on drugs.”

    Ed Wills –
    Driver

  • “These drugs help them study? Wow. Turns out drugs aren't cool after all.”

    Jeffrey Stuart –
    Surgeon

  • “Taking Ritalin to study is very dangerous. If you let your focus drift, you'll spend the night scrubbing your telephone.”

    Danielle Carlson –
    Novelist

  • “It turns out the main ingredient in Adderall is dextroamphetamine. So all these years, long-haul truckers have been a vast, untapped intellectual resource?”

    Scott Wolman –
    Cashier

  • “Hell, I don't blame them. Back in law school, I had to take all kinds of drugs just to be able to appreciate art and music.”

    Stephen Underhill –
    Lawyer

  • “When I was a kid, we didn't have drugs to help us study. If we wanted to get good grades, we had no choice but to stop getting drunk.”

    Dana Williams –
    Personal Shopper

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