I know there have been a couple threads about this, but I mainly want to focus on Adderal. I've currently got three semesters under my belt, and I've only taken aderall twice (im on the second one right now). I know some of you will look down on me for doing such a thing, and I used to look down upon my fellow undergrads for doing the same thing. The competitiveness of college finally got to me, and I had to try it. My friends who were taking it (illegally) were getting good scores, and being a pre-med, I NEEDED top scores. Now I've done a bit of research on the internet, but all that is very biased, much like how they say marijuana is horrible, etc (come on now, I don't smoke but I know that marijuana isn't that bad for you). So I guess what I'm asking for thoughts and experiences from fellow pre-medders about taking aderall/ritalin. My friends dad is a psychiatrist and he said popping one every now and then won't be detrimental to your health, but I'm getting worried because I feel like I'm starting to get mentally addicted to. I'm starting to feel like I need it in order to do well (because it does work!). The high level of competition/stress/pressure has made me crumble, what about you guys?