This was very interesting on how the drug seems to have the “ok” or is accepted since it is increasing your brain power.  The drugs are in the same class as other imageaddictive drugs.  Not only students, but Katie Couric also speaks to a Harvard professor who admitted he took the drug to finish writing a book. 

If you had to say people were using the drug responsibly I guess the examples here in this story somewhat show that, in other words they take the pill when the brain power is needed and not for recreational purposes. 

They all say they can buy a pill for $3 to $5 on campus.  Perhaps the reason the addiction is not there is the fact that it does make you focuses instead of relaxing.  Dopamine is the chemical in our brain that the medications target and different drugs target Dopamine for diseases like Parkinson's in a different way. 

So far just for the record, no brain drugs here in writing this blog, it seems to do ok and actually I think I fall into the other side of the situation with maybe paying too much attention at times (grin).  BD

(CBS) If there were a drug that would make you smarter, would you take it? Today an increasing number of healthy people are using drugs without a prescription as a way to improve their mental function.
It's called neuroenhancement and if you want to find someone who's trying it out, just visit a college campus. That's where a surprising number of students are turning to drugs like Adderall and Ritalin, originally developed to treat attention disorders, to boost their brain power and help them make the grade.

Popping Pills a Popular Way to Boost Brain Power - 60 Minutes - CBS News


  1. Without a brain drug, you made a typo, but that's okay, everyone does.
    Now then: I have been prescribed adderall since I was very young. It was a good decision. People ask how I can do mind-numbing tasks for hours at a time. Well, that's how. My brain is on the 'roids. No big deal, it's actually a very good thing. I'm wondering if after I graduate high school and then go to college and settle down with a family and good job if I will want to be on adderall still, or finish my usage of it.
    At that point, I won't be taking three AP courses and one IB course, along with a dance class and a Chamber choir (it's also a class at my school; you must audition for it). Chamber choir also happens to have events every other week, so time is consumed from that. Not only that, but I am an avid 'theatre kid', and finish school at 2:05, yet get home on average at 5:00 PM.


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