Ritalin! is a must have for achieving at studies and used as a recreational party drug.
Ritalin is one of the two pharmaceutical stimulants most commonly prescribed for ADHD.But for some students the idea of not taking the correct dosage as prescribed by Doctors have been able to turn a prescribed drug into a profit, selling tablets of Ritalin to fellow students.
“I know people that stay up for days off Adderall or Ritalin, and it does the same thing as coke,” said Abby Neff, another Sobriety High student who abused Ritalin.http://www.ritalinaddiction.com/effects.htm
In a school environment there has been instances of ignorance about what is happening.
ADHD until of late has been associated with childhood disorders but a growing trend is emerging for diagnosis in adults also.
In some cases children who have been prescribed Ritalin have continued until early years of adulthood.
One particular student interviewed at Boston University stated that classmates misused the drug for a night out on the town. “A lot of people snorted it – to sort of keep them awake,” the particular student of interest , didn’t want his name to be disclosed. “It was sort of for endurance – for drinking, going out.”
In a growing trend, some kids snort crushed tablets to get a cocaine-like rush. Or they dissolve tablets in water, “cook it” and inject it intravenously like heroin to get high. Or they swallow the tablets whole to help them stay focused and to study better.
Ritalin is ”uncannily like cocaine in terms of what it does in the brain”, Professor McGregor said.
“Second, the large-scale medication of children feeds into a societal view that all of life’s problems can be solved with a pill and gives millions of children the impression that there is something inherently defective in them.” http://www.drhallowell.com/blog/dr-hallowells-response-to-ny-times-piece-ritalin-gone-wrong/
The active ingredient in Ritalin is methylphenidate hydrochloride, a central nervous system stimulant. Some possible side-effects of taking the drug include:
❏ feeling nervous.
❏ Restlessness or inability to sleep.
❏ Dry mouth.
❏ Mood changes such as depression or irritability.
❏ Blurred vision or problems focusing the eyes.
❏ Hair loss.
❏ Joint pain.
❏ Excessive sweating.
❏ Feeling jittery.
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