Drugs in College?

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    Mar 26, 2013 9:37 PM GMT



    For one of my classes, we produced a news story covering the abuse of drugs such as ritalin and aderrall (by those who don't have ADHD) to gain a competitive edge on our campus..

    I was surprised when every student we asked knew people who have taken these drugs and/or took it themselves.



    Have you guys ever done them?



    Edit: You may wanna view the video on Youtube. Text on the video might be hard to read with embed code's video size above.
  • Import

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    Mar 26, 2013 9:40 PM GMT
    Yes, most college kids will take them at some point. I lived in the dorms for 2 years and drugs were everywhere. Weed, cocaine, adderall, ecstacy, xanex, GHB, special K

    Only drugs I didnt see when I was in college was crystal meth, heroin, and that's pretty much it.

    I did my fair share, not gonna lie. tried everything at least at some point through out my 2 years living on campus.

    I think I liked weed the best. Now, I do nothing :-/
    like an old maid. Maybe have some drinks every once in a while.
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    Mar 26, 2013 9:46 PM GMT
    Import saidYes, most college kids will take them at some point. I lived in the dorms for 2 years and drugs were everywhere. Weed, cocaine, adderall, ecstacy, xanex, GHB, special K

    Only drugs I didnt see when I was in college was crystal meth, heroin, and that's pretty much it.

    I did my fair share, not gonna lie. tried everything at least at some point through out my 2 years living on campus.

    I think I liked weed the best. Now, I do nothing :-/
    like an old maid. Maybe have some drinks every once in a while.


    Maybe I'm some freak exception. I've never done drugs, just lots and lots of alcohol icon_redface.gif

    Did you do weed mostly just to relax? party? or were you one of those people who smokes a joint to help write their English papers?
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    Mar 26, 2013 9:55 PM GMT
    cgal said
    Import saidYes, most college kids will take them at some point. I lived in the dorms for 2 years and drugs were everywhere. Weed, cocaine, adderall, ecstacy, xanex, GHB, special K

    Only drugs I didnt see when I was in college was crystal meth, heroin, and that's pretty much it.

    I did my fair share, not gonna lie. tried everything at least at some point through out my 2 years living on campus.

    I think I liked weed the best. Now, I do nothing :-/
    like an old maid. Maybe have some drinks every once in a while.


    Maybe I'm some freak exception. I've never done drugs, just lots and lots of alcohol icon_redface.gif

    Did you do weed mostly just to relax? party? or were you one of those people who smokes a joint to help write their English papers?


    smoked so much weed in college. Dont even wanna think about it lol.
    I would smoke after class tho. Never went to class high. I felt it fucked with my concentration lol. Mostly something my roommates and I did to chill at night, etc.
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    Mar 26, 2013 10:12 PM GMT
    never lived on campus but it's common knowledge though. the stress of college would make you want to smoke weed or do a drug to simply ease the feelings of passing the class or getting a good grade.
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    Mar 26, 2013 10:15 PM GMT
    Nope, never have and have no desire to.
  • TheBizMan

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    Mar 26, 2013 10:16 PM GMT
    Yes. I'm actually in search of some right now for my exam on thursday.
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    Mar 26, 2013 10:34 PM GMT
    TheBizMan saidYes. I'm actually in search of some right now for my exam on thursday.


    icon_eek.gif Where do you usually get em?
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    Mar 26, 2013 10:40 PM GMT
    cgal said
    TheBizMan saidYes. I'm actually in search of some right now for my exam on thursday.


    icon_eek.gif Where do you usually get em?

    My fraternity.
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    Mar 26, 2013 10:49 PM GMT
    TheBizMan said
    cgal said
    TheBizMan saidYes. I'm actually in search of some right now for my exam on thursday.


    icon_eek.gif Where do you usually get em?

    My fraternity.


    And they actually work for you?
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    Mar 26, 2013 10:49 PM GMT
    cgal said
    TheBizMan said
    cgal said
    TheBizMan saidYes. I'm actually in search of some right now for my exam on thursday.


    icon_eek.gif Where do you usually get em?

    My fraternity.


    And they actually work for you?

    Quite well. Yes.
  • Fable

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    Mar 26, 2013 10:51 PM GMT
    lol "once you're on adderall, you forget to eat"

    BITCH PLEASE!
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    Mar 26, 2013 10:56 PM GMT
    fable saidlol "once you're on adderall, you forget to eat"

    BITCH PLEASE!


    They're diet AND study pills.icon_twisted.gif
  • Apparition

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    Mar 26, 2013 11:20 PM GMT
    Where i grew up and in the time period (42) there were very few drug users about. The guys 5 years previous were total stoners, so being a rebel you DIDN't. There are very few people my age though compared to the general population due to the pill, and it was sort of the beginnning of the smaller family trend, so you didnt have a lot of older siblings to induct or buy for you, and the economy sucked so everyone was broke at the time you usually start. Also culture was pretty awesome (mid eighties highschool) tv, movies, music were pretty outstanding at the time. But I think the real reason was VIDEO games happened. There was no need to get high, because nobody left home, you sat in front of the tv and played videogames ALL DAY. By the time I got to University AIDS had pretty much ruined sex, so not a lot of people were doing the Saturday night fever thing and without the club scene there was drinking but nothing really serious like street drugs...we just hadnt been brought up on it like say my older brother.

    The kids a few years younger were back into it but for a few years after the pill came out, there is a kind of angelic generation that from what I saw at least were pretty sober. There was always some pot around but I never really heard about it much, and didnt really see it again til i was late 20's when it was everywhere again.

    I took physics in university...you dont need artificial drugs, you have math and reality to mess with your mind.

    I mean really, who needs hallucinogens when you write an exam where THIS is an answer:

    e9847febab62b8a89c16091159f94e99.png
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    Mar 27, 2013 1:03 AM GMT
    Apparition saidWhere i grew up and in the time period (42) there were very few drug users about. The guys 5 years previous were total stoners, so being a rebel you DIDN't. There are very few people my age though compared to the general population due to the pill, and it was sort of the beginnning of the smaller family trend, so you didnt have a lot of older siblings to induct or buy for you, and the economy sucked so everyone was broke at the time you usually start. Also culture was pretty awesome (mid eighties highschool) tv, movies, music were pretty outstanding at the time. But I think the real reason was VIDEO games happened. There was no need to get high, because nobody left home, you sat in front of the tv and played videogames ALL DAY. By the time I got to University AIDS had pretty much ruined sex, so not a lot of people were doing the Saturday night fever thing and without the club scene there was drinking but nothing really serious like street drugs...we just hadnt been brought up on it like say my older brother.

    The kids a few years younger were back into it but for a few years after the pill came out, there is a kind of angelic generation that from what I saw at least were pretty sober. There was always some pot around but I never really heard about it much, and didnt really see it again til i was late 20's when it was everywhere again.

    I took physics in university...you dont need artificial drugs, you have math and reality to mess with your mind.

    I mean really, who needs hallucinogens when you write an exam where THIS is an answer:

    e9847febab62b8a89c16091159f94e99.png


    The reason that university students are taking the drugs referred to by the video isn't because of hallucinogenic qualities though. It's because it apparently keeps then focused so they can concentrate and do well.
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    Mar 27, 2013 1:19 AM GMT
    I have two BS degrees, one with a double option, a minor, a master's, and almost a post-bacc credential. I've never taken drugs, never been drunk and don't even drink at all now, never did coffee. I probably have ADD, but I used exercise and video games and sex to get my mind off school. I also see a therapist for mental health (drug free, cognitive behavioral therapy to recognize feelings and figure out the root of my issues rather than bandaid fixing them with drugs) and eat well everyday, which is something that is looked at as weird even by health professionals because they can't do that. It's so weird, jealous people are labeling it orthorexia, which thankfully the DSM-V will not recognize.

    Most people don't know how to live healthily and think the only way to get past something is by abusing your body, be it with food (eating wrong foods, overeating, using food to swallow feelings), overexercising, taking "energy" supplements (which aren't healthy either, but the FDA doesn't regulate everything well, and even the stuff it does regulate there are loopholes, such as with "lactose free" and "zero trans fat" [both things you can put on a product and still have significant quantities of either in and get away with], taking drugs.

    I see it as:
    1) unfair for those of us who do things right--we are looked at as weird for doing it the right way, which is backwards
    2) dilutes the value of the degrees awarded, considering these kids probably wouldn't be getting the degrees otherwise and can't function without abusive habits--it will catch up with you later and then the employer will wonder why such a great hire is having issues...

    It's like people who take steroids to achieve a physique. They don't know why they got a good physique or what it takes to get one, but they look better than the professionals and make naturals look bad.
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    Mar 27, 2013 1:26 AM GMT
    Import saidYes, most college kids will take them at some point. I lived in the dorms for 2 years and drugs were everywhere. Weed, cocaine, adderall, ecstacy, xanex, GHB, special K

    Only drugs I didnt see when I was in college was crystal meth, heroin, and that's pretty much it.

    I did my fair share, not gonna lie. tried everything at least at some point through out my 2 years living on campus.

    I think I liked weed the best. Now, I do nothing :-/
    like an old maid. Maybe have some drinks every once in a while.


    Except the occasional MOLLY!!! icon_question.gif|icon_mad.gificon_lol.gificon_surprised.gificon_sad.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 27, 2013 3:41 AM GMT
    I was dependent on Ritilan from K to 12. My brother was and still is. If he doesn't take it, it really messes with his ability to control his anger and focus. My mom has the same issue with being able to hold attention. She cannot function without it.

    I decided going into college I didn't want to be dependent, that I had to account for the chemical imbalance myself. My grades were shit, but I was a horrible test taker to begin with. Graduated still.

    My learning disability still gets in the way some times, but no where near like it use to when I was younger and not on medication. Getting off Ritilan was one of the best decisions I made for myself.
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    bluey2223 saidI have two BS degrees, one with a double option, a minor, a master's, and almost a post-bacc credential. I've never taken drugs, never been drunk and don't even drink at all now, never did coffee. I probably have ADD, but I used exercise and video games and sex to get my mind off school. I also see a therapist for mental health (drug free, cognitive behavioral therapy to recognize feelings and figure out the root of my issues rather than bandaid fixing them with drugs) and eat well everyday, which is something that is looked at as weird even by health professionals because they can't do that. It's so weird, jealous people are labeling it orthorexia, which thankfully the DSM-V will not recognize.

    Most people don't know how to live healthily and think the only way to get past something is by abusing your body, be it with food (eating wrong foods, overeating, using food to swallow feelings), overexercising, taking "energy" supplements (which aren't healthy either, but the FDA doesn't regulate everything well, and even the stuff it does regulate there are loopholes, such as with "lactose free" and "zero trans fat" [both things you can put on a product and still have significant quantities of either in and get away with], taking drugs.

    I see it as:
    1) unfair for those of us who do things right--we are looked at as weird for doing it the right way, which is backwards
    2) dilutes the value of the degrees awarded, considering these kids probably wouldn't be getting the degrees otherwise and can't function without abusive habits--it will catch up with you later and then the employer will wonder why such a great hire is having issues...

    It's like people who take steroids to achieve a physique. They don't know why they got a good physique or what it takes to get one, but they look better than the professionals and make naturals look bad.


    I agree-- it's also an idea of ethics in addition to it being bad for the human body. Maybe schools should start drug testing? Like athletic boards wrt steroids? I dunno.

    MidwesternKid saidI was dependent on Ritilan from K to 12. My brother was and still is. If he doesn't take it, it really messes with his ability to control his anger and focus. My mom has the same issue with being able to hold attention. She cannot function without it.

    I decided going into college I didn't want to be dependent, that I had to account for the chemical imbalance myself. My grades were shit, but I was a horrible test taker to begin with. Graduated still.

    My learning disability still gets in the way some times, but no where near like it use to when I was younger and not on medication. Getting off Ritilan was one of the best decisions I made for myself.


    I think it's okay to be on these drugs if you need them. The issue, imo, is when people who don't need it pretend to have add/adhd just so they can use it as a performance enhancer.

    congratulations, though! i'm glad you don't need ritalin anymore. How did you cope and manage without ritalin? Was there anything different you did to manage your learning disability?

    Diagnosis of ADD/adhd in usa has increased in the past few years, so I think many who don't need these drugs are being prescribed. And they could benefit from other more positive methods of dealing

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    Mar 27, 2013 3:58 AM GMT
    Seric saidNope, never have and have no desire to.


    Ditto!
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    Mar 27, 2013 4:00 AM GMT
    So.. now everyone who has taken an occasional adderall are all drug addicts hmm?

    Gimmie a fuckin break. If doing yoga or breathing excersises or stuffing a butt plug into your asshole helps you focus during crunch time, I say do what works. I'll take an addy please. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 27, 2013 4:11 AM GMT
    Yeah I've dabbled in a few things. Molly's my favorite and is probably the only one I'll consider using once in a while after college. icon_biggrin.gif

    I've never used drugs for a "competitive edge" though, I don't care enough. My friend uses Adderall a lot though.
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    Mar 27, 2013 4:14 AM GMT
    I've done both.
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    Mar 27, 2013 4:32 AM GMT
    Im still a drug virgin and not ashamed to admit it.
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    Mar 27, 2013 5:40 AM GMT
    TheBizMan saidSo.. now everyone who has taken an occasional adderall are all drug addicts hmm?

    Gimmie a fuckin break. If doing yoga or breathing excersises or stuffing a butt plug into your asshole helps you focus during crunch time, I say do what works. I'll take an addy please. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Nobody here made any claims about occasional adderall users being drug addicts.