6 Ways to Focus Without Taking Adderall

It’s pretty evident that Adderall and other prescription ADD and ADHD medications are everywhere on college campuses. Whether you’re getting it via script from your health center, the frat guy who thinks he’s a dealer, or your best friend, these drugs are abused all over the country. When I was younger there were only a handful of kids my age that had a prescription for Adderall or Ritalin, and now it seems every other person I know has it. Adderall is commonly referred to as “legal speed” because it’s an amphetamine, and without a prescription and correct dosage it can be really dangerous. I see kids in the library popping pills alongside energy drinks and wonder how their hearts don’t explode. I have a serious caffeine addiction, but at least coffee has its health benefits and you don’t need a prescription for it.

If you have a prescription, great. If you don’t, stop annoying your friends with prescriptions because if you really needed it then you would have your own. While it can make you sit down and knock out that ten-page paper or cram for an exam, try these alternatives first…

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  1. princessmahina says:

    I read Skinny Bitch a few years back, and they strongly discourage drinking coffee or using stimulants. Their solution? Plenty of sleep, good food, and exercise. I've been trying to follow their advice (although, being a college student, that isn't the easiest thing to do), and I don't really need those things anymore!

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  3. Lisa says:

    What's crazy to me is how easy it is to get it prescribed on campus! All you have to do is tell the health center you have trouble focusing and they write you a prescription.

  4. Instead of synthetic stimulants I take an herbal stimulant and nootropic stack named Addrena. It works great for me, but I’m sure it’s not everyone’s cup of tea :)

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