Generation Adderall

Generation Adderall by Casey Schwartz, NY Times
Originally posted October 12, 2016 | Discussed on October 14, 2016

Like many of my friends, I spent years using prescription stimulants to get through school and start my career. Then I tried to get off them.

The first time I took Adderall, I was a sophomore at Brown University, lamenting to a friend the impossibility of my plight: a five-page paper due the next afternoon on a book I had only just begun reading. “Do you want an Adderall?” she asked. “I can’t stand it — it makes me want to stay up all night doing cartwheels in the hallway.”

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