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In summation, the east coast is coming in real strong on the amphetamine front. From the NCBI study:
213,633 tweets from 132,099 unique user accounts mentioned “Adderall.” The number of Adderall tweets peaked during traditional college and university final exam periods. Rates of Adderall tweeters were highest among college and university clusters in the northeast and south regions of the United States. 27,473 (12.9%) mentioned an alternative motive (eg, study aid) in the same tweet. The most common substances mentioned with Adderall were alcohol (4.8%) and stimulants (4.7%), and the most common side effects were sleep deprivation (5.0%) and loss of appetite (2.6%).
It needs to be stated that these statistics are merely representative of Adderall mentions on Twitter, and not necessarily a reflection of the actual use of the popular study aid drug. And from what I gather from the language in the study, they only searched the correct spelling of “Adderall,” and let’s be honest, that’s a weird one to spell. It’s like how many Ds, Rs, and Ls am I dropping in this shit? It always trips me up. Amidst the nation’s current state of functional illiteracy within the 18-to-22 demo, that data is grossly insufficient. It’s likely the same across the board, though. We’ll call it a wash.
Here’s the map:
Step your game up, California.