Like Ritalin, Adderall is a drug used to treat ADHD. It can be abused as a “study drug” and young people who are prescribed Adderall sometimes progress to taking stronger drugs.
Adderall Term Timeline in Dopesick
The timeline below shows where the term Adderall appears in Dopesick. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...the opioid epidemic’s stealth phase. Jesse Bolstridge is a high school student who trades his Adderall to classmates in exchange for painkillers. His mother, Kristi Fernandez, knows something is wrong but... (full context)
...addictions. For most teenagers that develop addictions, the first drugs they took were Ritalin or Adderall (prescribed for attention deficit disorders but also abused as a study drug on campuses). (full context)