The Adderall Empire: A Life With ADHD and the Millennials' Drug of Choice

The Adderall Empire: A Life With ADHD and the Millennials' Drug of Choice

by Andrew K. Smith
     
 

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Is there life after Adderall?

Andrew K. Smith's hooligan pranks and social impulsiveness paints a picture of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) before medication, and it would seem that the little orange pills could cure his mischief. But readers will furrow their brows as they enter The Adderall Empire, traveling with the author through the chemically

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Is there life after Adderall?

Andrew K. Smith's hooligan pranks and social impulsiveness paints a picture of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) before medication, and it would seem that the little orange pills could cure his mischief. But readers will furrow their brows as they enter The Adderall Empire, traveling with the author through the chemically conflicting mind states. Is working-memory training a feasible alternative? Readers will be begging for the answer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781614488927
Publisher:
Morgan James Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2014
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Read an Excerpt

We lived on Spruce Street at the top of the hill with all the mailboxes aligned in a row outside our house. Through the kitchen window you could see the long, tall evergreen trees shadowing our house.

I was the youngest of three brothers. Preston, the middle brother with hair as blonde as sand, was always wrestling me in the living room. Kevin was the oldest. The three of us were like peas in a pod, chasing and tripping through the trials of life.

It’s hard to remember back to my first years as a troublemaker, but I do remember the day my mother busted out the front door, down the driveway, and chucked my milk bottle into the garbage truck. I was about four years old and I suppose she concluded that I’d exceeded my allotted bottle period, if there was such a thing.

But she had to wait until the garbage man came. She attempted to throw it away in the evening, but I snuck out and stole it out of the garbage can late that rainy night. That created a dramatic situation in the morning: mom furiously yanking the bottle from my grip upon discovering she’d been defied and outsmarted by her four-year-old, waiting until she heard the garbage truck growl up the hill, running out the front door and down the front steps to the end of the driveway, and flinging the bottle at the back of the garbage truck as I howled in protest.

Meet the Author

Andrew K. Smith is a Pacific Northwest native through and through. He grew up in Edmonds, Washington, but spent his undergrad years across the mountains at Washington State University studying English and creative writing. The literary and arts journal LandEscapes published both his fiction and nonfiction works there, and in 2013 he received an honorable mention for the Sarah Weems Award in creative nonfiction for an essay-length version of The Adderall Empire. Andrew worked part-time as a writer for Camp Korey, a summer camp for children with life-altering medical conditions.

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