Stupid News: Boy snorts Ritalin to play Xbox 360 longer, gets messed up
You know how normally gamers would either drink espresso or an exotic energy drink to stay awake? Well, one gamer in New Zealand decided to take a different approach. His power up of choice was the well known ADD drug Ritatlin. Unfortunately for him his power up of choice didn’t make him Sonic the Hedgehog, it made him look like the ghosts from Pac-Man. According to his father, who chose not to disclose his son’s name, the boy had been buying pills from another kid at his school and had been taking the drug recreationally for some time. Shockingly, his last attempt at “spiking” his game didn’t go according to plan.
When his father noticed his son’s adverse reaction to the drug, he quickly brought the boy to the hospital. While in the ER he turned as white as a ghost, hyperventilated and began experiencing panic attacks. After getting checked out by the doctors he was eventually discharged, though still nervous, fatigued and a bit “on edge.” Despite his reaction, the boy would later state that Ritalin was “not addictive”. Because he plays video games, we have to assume he’s…some sort of expert on this, right?
Wrong! As with any psychiatric corrective drug, the risk of dependency is always a possibility. And taking too much of it runs the risk of you ending up like this kid. Ultimately taking Ritalin, or any prescription drug, on the off chance that it will increase the size of your ‘epeen’ isn’t worth a trip to the hospital. Ritalin plus gaming does not equal longer play time.