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(KOLO TV Reno)   Not to be out done by a bunch of athletes, regular students now "doping" for better test scores   (kolotv.com ) divider line
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2014-05-09 11:08:51 AM  
Didn't this have an identical headline the last four times it was greenlit?
 
2014-05-09 11:09:10 AM  
Didn't we have this thread on Monday?
 
2014-05-09 11:09:49 AM  

CruJones: Didn't this have an identical headline the last four times it was greenlit?


*shakes tiny fist*
 
2014-05-09 11:14:58 AM  
Oh look, it's this thread again.
 
2014-05-09 11:15:22 AM  
This is not a repeat from a  Law & Order episode aired 5+ years ago.
 
2014-05-09 11:16:27 AM  
Give it time and they'll get into the hard stuff like psychoactive crystalline xanthine alkaloid stimulants, paying up to $6 a hit for a temporary buzz that they soon only notice when they haven't had it for a while.  Its so sad watching the addicts line up for that stuff day after day, its become so prominent sometimes you'll find a dealer on every corner at an intersection, just sad.  Really sad.
 
2014-05-09 11:17:13 AM  
In the 80s-
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In the 90s-
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2014-05-09 11:23:12 AM  
Study stoned, take the test stoned...
 
2014-05-09 11:25:21 AM  

Ponzholio: In the 80s-


In the 90s-


I remember that story arc on Family Ties. It was a two episode story wasn't it?

/maybe it just seemed long
 
2014-05-09 11:31:44 AM  
Right about 10 years ago, I had a college classmate announce to the assembled class that she had stayed up the previous night, on Adderall, to write the paper she was currently handing to the professor.

I think the prof was the least surprised.

// this shiat's been going on at least since the BC/AD changeover
 
2014-05-09 11:32:39 AM  

dopekitty74: Ponzholio: In the 80s-


In the 90s-

I remember that story arc on Family Ties. It was a two episode story wasn't it?

/maybe it just seemed long


Don't know the episode name, but Alex was cured by his parents hugging him tightly.

I still shake my head over that one.
 
2014-05-09 11:34:43 AM  
Adderall and ritalin are passe. The 'next big thing' is modafinil...
 
2014-05-09 11:39:42 AM  
Jenkem before a big test.

Guaranteed pass.
 
2014-05-09 11:40:48 AM  

Kraln: Adderall and ritalin are passe. The 'next big thing' is modafinil...


Not as fun to abuse
 
2014-05-09 11:41:48 AM  

dopekitty74: Study stoned, take the test stoned...


OK - you had to open this can of worms.  I was in high school in the late 70's and early 80's.  I got straight A's and was higher than a kite 90% of the time.  I specifically remember an Algebra test that I got a B on, which irked me because math was my best subject.  Coincidentally, it was a day I was dry and had nothing to smoke before school.  It's always been my completely irrational and unscientific theory that if you study high and test high, you'll do well.  Haven't smoked in 25+ years, so I wouldn't know if it still hold true today.
 
2014-05-09 11:49:17 AM  
Adderall destroys your critical thinking skills.
 
2014-05-09 11:54:25 AM  
"Michelle and Jason ended up doing well their tests and papers while on Adderall, but they're so uncomfortable with the side effects they've suffered, they will think twice before taking it in the future."

Perhaps if the author or editor had a little Adderall, they'd "end up doing well their writing".

Actually, as a side note;  I understand why there's a ban on drugs like steroids in professional sports - it gives an unfair edge, and of course, it could be dangerous to use without supervision or regulation.  But why would they still be banned for the normal person? 

With the supervision of a doctor, why is it wrong to take drugs to get stronger for example, or more focused, or have a better memory, or whatever?  Why is it okay to use drugs to bring someone back to 'normal' but never to exceed it, even if that'd be a great benefit for a person?

Queue discussion about current and future technologies: cosmetic surgery, genetic screening & engineering, cybernetics, etc.
 
2014-05-09 11:56:52 AM  
CHEAT STRONG
 
2014-05-09 11:57:45 AM  

studebaker hoch: CHEAT STRONG


Whoa whoa whoa, that's it I'm taking my ball and going home!
 
2014-05-09 12:00:03 PM  

quietwalker: "Michelle and Jason ended up doing well their tests and papers while on Adderall, but they're so uncomfortable with the side effects they've suffered, they will think twice before taking it in the future."

Perhaps if the author or editor had a little Adderall, they'd "end up doing well their writing".

Actually, as a side note;  I understand why there's a ban on drugs like steroids in professional sports - it gives an unfair edge, and of course, it could be dangerous to use without supervision or regulation.  But why would they still be banned for the normal person? 

With the supervision of a doctor, why is it wrong to take drugs to get stronger for example, or more focused, or have a better memory, or whatever?  Why is it okay to use drugs to bring someone back to 'normal' but never to exceed it, even if that'd be a great benefit for a person?

Queue discussion about current and future technologies: cosmetic surgery, genetic screening & engineering, cybernetics, etc.


It's not illegal for a doctor to 'roid you up. It's just a terrible idea and you'll sue them once you come to your senses and realize you only hate your body because you hate yourself. So they don't do it.  Not all doctors are savvy, so you can shop around and find one. But those that stay in the practice while doping patients for a very long time are even harder to find because (1) it's hard to do right, and (2) most who do it get busted for something else like selling drugs under the counter because they're the stupid ones.

/Personally a minarchist
//Do what you want, just not to me.
 
2014-05-09 12:01:36 PM  

studebaker hoch: CHEAT STRONG


Been done (clickylinky):

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2014-05-09 12:05:25 PM  
im41.com
 
2014-05-09 12:19:24 PM  

Marmilman: Adderall destroys your critical thinking skills.


Citation? You don't need no steenkin' citation!
 
2014-05-09 12:22:39 PM  

quietwalker: But why would they still be banned for the normal person? 

With the supervision of a doctor, why is it wrong to take drugs to get stronger for example, or more focused, or have a better memory, or whatever?  Why is it okay to use drugs to bring someone back to 'normal' but never to exceed it, even if that'd be a great benefit for a person?


Well, they aren't.  If you can get a Dr to prescribe it, you can use it.
 
2014-05-09 12:22:58 PM  
Why are the drugs even needed? With the low course load and six-year degree plans kids take these days it shouldn't be needed.

13-15 hours per semester is sad.
 
2014-05-09 12:24:15 PM  
It starts out out harmless enough with coffee then you graduate to Adderall like all the cool kids then you get into the big leagues with Dexedrine. Next up is the legendary Desoxyn but in a pinch a hit from some toothless tweaker will do.

/on Dex for losing weight (lovin' it!)
 
2014-05-09 12:24:17 PM  

doosh: Marmilman: Adderall destroys your critical thinking skills.

Citation? You don't need no steenkin' citation!


I didn't mean that adderall kills it permanently. But while you are on the drug, your heightened focus comes at the cost of critical thinking.
 
2014-05-09 12:31:37 PM  
What is the main argument against drugs like these, really? Is it that these specific drugs have bad side effects, or is it because using them is "unfair"? What is fair, in high stakes testing/academic credentialing?
 
2014-05-09 01:09:18 PM  

ph0rk: What is the main argument against drugs like these, really? Is it that these specific drugs have bad side effects, or is it because using them is "unfair"? What is fair, in high stakes testing/academic credentialing?


They are addictive, cause altered consciousness that can be dangerous (drive badly, etc)
 
2014-05-09 01:15:54 PM  

McGrits: Why are the drugs even needed? With the low course load and six-year degree plans kids take these days it shouldn't be needed.

13-15 hours per semester is sad.


Isn't there a cloud you should be yelling at?
 
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