Productivity Enhancers?

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    Here on campus, mental stimulants are all the rage. Want a temporary boost of intelligence? Pop a pill.

    Along with the old standby, Caffeine, Ritalin and Adderall are college favorites, especially among the science and medical students. At my particular institution, the school estimates that between 30-40% of the student population are on these cognitive enhancers, and I have observed people consuming and discussing said drugs on the steps of our library in broad daylight.

    I know that one of the top students in my department uses them regularly, and has offered to sell some to me. He is unphased by the fact that his behavior is considered a felony.

    More Students Turning Illegally To 'Smart' Drugs : NPR

    How do you feel about this growing practice, and if given the opportunity, would you use these enhancers? For many of my friends who are desperate to get into law/grad/med schools, the answer is an enthusiastic yes.
     
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    I took adderall one night after drinking all night, I ate everything in sight but it I didn't feel high off of it. But I have always thought I had ADD anyways.
     
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    Wow...College kids popping bennies....There's something new. :lol:
     
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    It doesn't make you high. It makes you productive.

    Taking it while drunk would be pointless, as you learned.
     
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    Freshman year (some time ago) someone suggested I try amphetamines for a physics exam. Worst score I ever had.
     
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    I wish that was the case for the users in my Immunology class...because right now, they're partying harder, drinking more, and still doing better than I.
     
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    I would not and cannot suggest doing it in good conscience.

    I would bet good money that taking an exam or even studying for one while speeding (then taking the test sober or speeding) will not give you the results you think it will.
     
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    Well I was productive in cleaning out my refridgerator.:lol:
    I took speed once in junior high before going to a church retreat, I don't think I ever said "like" so many times since.
     
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    I have found getting stoned before history can help you stay focus, I always listened more to my profs lectures because I thought he was ten times funnier when high. Of course I was the only one laughing when he made jokes.
     
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    It is not my cup of tea, but I have no objections to others doing what they want to their own bodies.
     
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