Watching 60 Minutes tonight was eye-opening. Apparently a big thing on college campuses is to take an ADD drug (Adderall or Ritalin) when studying for tests or writing papers. The belief is that it sharpens your focus and you are able to get more done. The kids they interviewed seem to swear by it and one researcher thinks it's the wave of the future (neuro-drugs).
Naturally, there are the old problems of addiction and side effects.
How do these kids get this stuff? Lying to doctors or getting the students with real ADD to sell them a tablet or two.
Here are some articles about this issue.
A Drug Recall
Serendip (a student's blog at Bryn Mawr - eye-opening) One student called the usage "A prescription pat on the back that can help cheer me on."
I hope this idea doesn't trickle down to high school.