Ritalin: A Perscription Drug
By: Jagger L. Harris and Colin E. Fair
What is it and how is it used?
Ritalin is a schedule II narcotic. Cocaine, morphine, and other pain killers fall into this category. You can take it oraly and snort it. It can also be dissolved into water and be taken like a vaccination. Street names are Diet Coke, Vitamin R, R-ball, Rids, Skittles, and Smarties.
• Loss of appetite
• Increased heart rate
• Dilation of pupils
• Liver, kidney, and lung damage
• Damage to the brain
Facts and Statistics
1. Comes in small pills, about the size of an asprin.
2. The drug can easily be dissolved in water.
3. The scientific name for Ritalin is Methylphenidate.
4. Prescription drugs rised from 5 million, 1991, to 35 million, 2007.
5. More people are going to the Emergency Room because of Ritalin.