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Hi everyone, My name is Melinda and I am writing an article about adderall and its users. If you fit this description, please keep reading: -heavy user/addict OR ex heavy user/addict -ages 16-25 OR used when ages 16-25 -grew up in suburbs I would like to share your story in an informative article that I am submitting to many mainstream magazines. It is about adderall as a trend, especially in many wealthy suburbs. I am exploring this phenomenon and your story would really help some people. You can remain anonymous if you like. If you are interested in participating and being interviewed via email, please emails email@example.com . Let me know if you have any questions, and thank you for reading!
I was cleaning up my bookmarks on my favorites folder and saw this article I had bookmarked a while back. It's a brief history of amphetamine epidemics throughout history, written by Nicholas Rasmussen, author of the great book On Speed. If you've never read the book, this article is a good intro to it. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2377281/ I think every doctor who prescribes this poison should heed these points from the article: "By about 1960, widespread consumption had begun to make amphetamineâ€™s negative health consequences more evident. Amphetamine psychosis had already been observed in the 1930s among long-term narcoleptic users of the drug, and individual case reports mounted during the 1940s and early 1950s." "Evidence was also emerging around 1960 that amphetamine is truly addictive, instead of merely â€œhabituatingâ€ like caffeine, as leading pharmacologists had asserted when the drug was first introduced." "When a drug is treated not only as a legal medicine but as a virtually harmless one, it is difficult to make a convincing case that the same drug is terribly harmful if used nonmedically. This is what happened in the 1960s and is presumably happening today. Thus, to end their rampant abuse, amphetamines had to be made strictly controlled substances and their prescription sharply curtailed. Today, amphetamines are widely accepted as safe even for small children, and this return of medical normalization inevitably undermines public health efforts to limit amphetamine abuse."