While were on the subject of Adderall and because it’s time to open the Bitter Vault, let’s take a look at the other side. See the link below.
Sure, on paper it may not be ethical or “right” to use stimulants like Adderall or Ritalin when you haven’t been diagnosed with ADD or a similar disorder. But where do you draw the line? Caffeine stimulates basically the same part of the brain as these amphetamines. Thus, should law schools and firms remove their coffeemakers and ban caffeine drinks from the premises? Wouldn’t that make it a more level playing field? Or is our main rub with the legality of it all? That is to say, anyone can drink caffeine but the law requires a prescription from a licensed medical professional to ingest “A-Bombs”.
In the end, the larger concern should be that these are serious f’ing drugs — distant cousins of cocaine, and that chronic and long term use has the huge potential to mess you up and destroy lives. Users of these drugs, whether illicit or kosher, should ask themselves whether the legal profession is right for them if they need amphetamines to make it. The effects of long term use of these drugs have not been studied to any great degree, but it’s not unreasonable to assume that the ol’ ticker is going to give out much sooner than had it not lived a life constantly being redlined. Everything has its price.
This one is from Law School 10.