I was approached by a close friend last year with a supposed method which made you focus extremely well and use your time efficiently. He explained and said it required no cheating, which had me uncommonly intrigued. This was a very stressful week for me because my uncle had just passed away in Karachi, Pakistan. This had all started on Monday when my family received the news from Karachi and on top of my own sorrow I had to help my mother through the rough time she was going through. The method which he stumbled across was a drug called Adderall, a type of amphetamine which came in a capsule or tablet form. He told me about the effects of this drug, how it increased your concentration, cognitive performance, mood, and also decreased fatigue. I had an assortment of thoughts in my mind at that moment thinking that this was illegal, had intense side effects, addiction. At the same time I was also thinking about the positive side which would be receiving an A on my physics final exam. This decision had me struggling for days and it was the most frustrating decision I had ever dealt with. In the end I refused his offer and crammed for my test. I had just overcome peer pressure of the highest extent and said to myself that I wouldn't ever let the pressure affect me again.
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