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The Big Test

Take Your Sister's Adderall and Go To School

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Camera fades up to the alarm clock. It’s 6:45 am.

YOU: There’s no time left. Hey, maybe I should take Angela’s Adderall to cram.

You walk into the bathroom, open the bathroom drawer and find Angela’s Adderall bottle.

YOU: Here they are.

You take two pills out and pop them. Then you walk to school.

LATER THAT DAY

You get to the test and freak out because you don’t remember anything you studied. You feel nauseated and we see you fidgeting with the test paper. Your hands are shaky.

YOU: I gotta get outta here.

Abusing Adderall can result in increased heart rate, fast breathing, and breathlessness.

You run out of the room and go to the bathroom until the end of the period.

YOU: Just breathe. Stop freaking out. Just breathe.

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