A recent New York Times article, one of many over the last couple of years, highlights the trend among students to take ADD medications, such as Adderall, to give them an edge in studying and taking tests.
As this article describes, otherwise typical students are feeling intense pressure to compete for grades and for placements in colleges. I won't go into details, since the NTY article covers it better than I could, but the most disturbing part of this trend is that many students don't realize how dangerous these drugs are.
While it's true that taking ADD medications can help anyone focus a little better, the risks and side-effects are significant.
For nearly 20 years we have been using REI techniques to help people focus and offer several options:
So, if you have trouble focusing, try REI and get something done.