A Healthy Alternative to Adderall March 10 2014, 0 Comments
According to Dr. Carver Nebbe, a family medicine doctor at Thielen Student Health Center in Iowa, the number of students looking to score an Adderall prescription is on the rise. “There has been a huge increase in demand for evaluations for ADHD over the last several years.” It would be a problem if the number of students living with ADHD was following such a steep trajectory upwards. It’s even more of a problem when you realize that most of these students are going to misuse their prescription. According to Dr. Nebbe, “statistics say that 30 to 40 percent of those who have [an Adderall prescription] misuse it or divert the medication at some time. Nebbe’s beliefs are backed up by the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health - the study found that 11.4 percent of young people ages 12 to 25 used prescription drugs non-medically within the past year. For college students between the ages of 18 and 22, Adderall abuse was double that of the comparable age group not enrolled in college.
This is a frightening prospect, but it’s likely more serious than first glance suggests. Due to its “extremely high risk of addiction and overdose,” The US Department of Justice has labeled Adderall as a Schedule II Controlled Substance. This means illegal possession (re: without a prescription) will lead to the same criminal charges as the possession of opiates, methamphetamine, methylphenidate, and other amphetamines, because Adderall is literally made of amphetamine salts. Once ingested, the pills release dopamine, serotonin, and adrenaline, in order to create a euphoric, focused effect. The effects are immediate and profound, but potentially disastrous. The pill increases focus and drive but, in many cases, it also increases dependency and reliance.
Adderall has also been shown to be a gateway drug for its impressionable demographic. Ninety percent of those using Adderall non-medically were reported binge drinkers while more than fifty percent are considered heavy drinkers. Additionally, this group is three times more likely to have abused marijuana and five times more likely to have abused painkillers.
And what’s the benefit? Not only are there harmful side effects for your cardiovascular and nervous systems, but an article in Time Magazine suggests that the perceived benefits are actually a lie. Casey Schwartz reported the initial findings for The Daily Beast. “In a recent study at Dr. Martha Farah’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania, researchers have added a new layer to the ‘smart pill’ coneration. Adderall, they’ve found, makes you think you’re doing better than you actually are.”
The research team tested 47 subjects, all in their twenties, all without a diagnosis of ADHD, on a variety of cognitive functions, from working memory — how much information they could keep in mind and manipulate — to raw intelligence, to memories for specific events and faces. Each subject was tested both while on Adderall and on a placebo; in each condition, the subjects didn’t know which kind of pill they were receiving.The researchers did come up with one significant finding. The last question they asked their subjects was: “How and how much did the pill influence your performance on today’s tests?” Those subjects who had been given Adderall were significantly more likely to report that the pill had caused them to do a better job on the tasks they’d been given, even though their performance did not show an improvement over that of those who had taken the placebo. (The Daily Beast)
Thankfully, turning your back on Adderall and other “smart drugs” doesn’t mean you have to abandon your cognitive boost. All of the hassle and danger that comes with adderall can be avoided with the all natural Cerebral Success formula*. The only similarity is the success you’ll continue to enjoy.
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