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Re: Do you feel at a disadvantage not abusing adderall?

Postby bearsfan23 » Sat May 02, 2015 9:08 pm

No, I overcompensate by abusing other drugs

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Re: Do you feel at a disadvantage not abusing adderall?

Postby Clemenceau » Sat May 02, 2015 9:21 pm

Bladesbows you gotta stop making weird OPs

Someone might start to think you're weird

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Re: Do you feel at a disadvantage not abusing adderall?

Postby Hikikomorist » Sat May 02, 2015 9:22 pm

I like weird threads, and I'm rather curious about the answers in this particular one.

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Re: Do you feel at a disadvantage not abusing adderall?

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Re: Do you feel at a disadvantage not abusing adderall?

Postby swampman » Sat May 02, 2015 9:24 pm

I mean if you're pulling all-nighters then the guy on speed is definitely at an advantage. There's really never a need to do that in school though beyond poor planning. If you're getting enough sleep and don't normally have trouble concentrating then a cup of coffee does the trick just as well.

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Re: Do you feel at a disadvantage not abusing adderall?

Postby despina » Sat May 02, 2015 9:38 pm

swampman wrote:I mean if you're pulling all-nighters then the guy on speed is definitely at an advantage. There's really never a need to do that in school though beyond poor planning. If you're getting enough sleep and don't normally have trouble concentrating then a cup of coffee does the trick just as well.


Agreed.

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Re: Do you feel at a disadvantage not abusing adderall?

Postby sublime » Sat May 02, 2015 10:01 pm

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Re: Do you feel at a disadvantage not abusing adderall?

Postby star fox » Sat May 02, 2015 10:12 pm

If you're trying to learn an entire course the night before an exam or just starting a research paper 12 hours before it's due then maybe.

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Re: Do you feel at a disadvantage not abusing adderall?

Postby Yukos » Sun May 03, 2015 2:00 pm

I actually don't know a single person at my law school who uses addy. The funny thing is, at my mediocre UG it seemed like everyone was using it.

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Re: Do you feel at a disadvantage not abusing adderall?

Postby bearsfan23 » Sun May 03, 2015 2:18 pm

sublime wrote:I have never used addy or other study drugs, I did fine, and I didn't feel disadvantaged.


Assuming you don't have ADHD although, that's kind've the point - you're not supposed to be disadvantaged. That why addy should be taken by people who legitimately need it - to put them on an equal playing field.

For normal people, addy definitely provides a focus advantage (although that doesn't necessarily mean you'll actually do better on exams).

Its sort of like using Viagra/Cialis if you don't have ED. Sure you don't need it, and it definitely doesn't guarantee you will get laid, but it can enhance your experience

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Re: Do you feel at a disadvantage not abusing adderall?

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Re: Do you feel at a disadvantage not abusing adderall?

Postby Serett » Sun May 03, 2015 2:36 pm

No, I enjoy the idea that many of us are still doing better than some people who abuse stimulants. I hope that thought eats away at them, day by day, little by little, until their mid-30s breakdowns into the arms of a heroin addiction.

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Re: Do you feel at a disadvantage not abusing adderall?

Postby Desert Fox » Sun May 03, 2015 5:46 pm

Yes. good thing biglaw has free coke.

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Re: Do you feel at a disadvantage not abusing adderall?

Postby First Offense » Mon May 04, 2015 8:41 pm

I don't know of anyone that uses it. I'm probably just oblivious though.

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Re: Do you feel at a disadvantage not abusing adderall?

Postby lacrossebrother » Mon May 04, 2015 8:43 pm

Needing adderall sucks and you guys suck. Might as well use the n or f word if you're going to be crass

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Re: Do you feel at a disadvantage not abusing adderall?

Postby The Mixed Tape » Mon May 04, 2015 8:44 pm

NoBladesNoBows wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Yes. good thing biglaw has free coke.


Cut or pure?

prolly depends on vault rank

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Re: Do you feel at a disadvantage not abusing adderall?

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Re: Do you feel at a disadvantage not abusing adderall?

Postby Butter » Tue May 05, 2015 1:13 am

NoBladesNoBows wrote:I understand that adderall abuse is very common, and that many choose not to participate because it is illegal/immoral/etc. I'm not really interested in talking about whether it is ethical to take it or not, but I'm curious about whether any of you that choose not to take it feel at a disadvantage as a result. I have taken adderall to study in the past and actually found that in many cases it made me much less effective (fixate on minor, relatively unimportant details as opposed to big picture). If you have taken adderall in the past but choose not to abuse it, do you feel at a disadvantage because of it?


Yes, of course I feel disadvantaged. I am stuck using Ritalin like a chump, while everyone else is popping adderall.

But in all seriousness, if you have to use adderall, ritalin, or whatever stimulant (other than coffee) to gain some sort of advantage over your classmates, you may have to question whether you belong in law school in the first place. Remember, "use doth breed a habit in man", and it will not be sustainable in the long run. It is also at best questionably ethical.

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Re: Do you feel at a disadvantage not abusing adderall?

Postby Learned Throw Hands » Tue May 05, 2015 1:51 am

I've never used adderall but I've always needed a strong cup of coffee to study. Rank them on a scale of 1-10.

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Re: Do you feel at a disadvantage not abusing adderall?

Postby DJ JD » Tue May 05, 2015 1:59 am

Considering 2 people I know who had multiple A+s per semester use adderall to study, yes, I do.

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