To most, it’s no surprise that American children and young adults are over prescribed stimulants for so-called learning disorders like “Attention Deficit Disorder” and “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder”. Aside from the fact that those disorders sound completely made up, they are coined by doctors as existing on a “spectrum”, which justifies the massive production and prescription of pills tailor made to give children the perfect dosage of pharmaceutical grade amphetamine their parents desire.
What makes this parental paradigm even more ironic is the fact that many students that don’t exhibit the supposed “symptoms” necessary to obtain a prescription for A.D.H.D. medication actively take these medications as performance enhancers in academic environments. If the smartest student in the room is taking the same medications the stupidest kid in the room is given just to keep up, then the performance gap will still exist.
The prolific amount of amphetamines flooding college campuses every year can be seen in the street price of the drugs. Anecdotally, even the biggest doses of Vyvanse and Adderall sell for only $5 on large college campuses. On DNMs, a single 70mg