You’ve probably come across a page or two of the Urban Dictionary during your years of internet travels. Where once it was merely the explainer of fringe sexual slang, it has now grown into “bullshit-free definitions of pretty much everything”. I’ve actually started using it before dictionary.com, since I know it’s going to explain the term’s meaning and make me laugh at the same time.
As deeply dug into culture (particularly youth culture) as Adderall has become, so to is it within the Urban Dictionary that represents that culture. Here are a few gems.
Definition: The only way to finish homework.
Example: When I take Adderall, homework’s a breeze!
2. Adderall Rage
Definition: When the Adderall starts to wear off and you start coming down, abandoning the user in a desolate fit of mania. As the body begins to go through withdrawal, one can easily start to become furious and enraged. It’s an evil side effect and can really mess with the user. Known to crank regular road rage up to the next level. Everything in life is seen as a complete burden and pain in the ass. Violent thoughts swarm the user’s mind and if the rage is severe enough, the destructive thoughts can easily morph into brutal actions. The best remedy to stave off such murderous rage is a good ol’ jolt of mary jane. Remedy dosage will need to be adjusted accordingly in relation to Adderall consumption.
Example: Fuck it hasn’t even been 8 fucking hours yet and my fucking Adderall is already wearing off. What the fuck, this is fucking bullshit. I could fucking stab someone in the face right now, I’m fucking serious. Fucking sick of this shit, man. Did you just see that asshole cut me off? And now she thinks she’s gonna drive nice and slow, does she?? THAT’S IT, FUCK THIS BITCH. BUCKLE THE FUCK UP JIMMY, I’M GONNA KILL THIS BITCH. I’M RAGED AS HELL AND I’M NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE!! TAKE COVER AMERICA.
Get it? Adder + all-nighter? Crazy kids and their words.
Definition: An Adderall-induced all nighter. Consuming copious amounts of the prescription ADD/ADHD medication Adderall in order to stay up all night and accomplish a given task. This method is most commonly employed by overworked/procrastination inclined college students.
Leroy: “Hey man, you study for this exam?”
Carl: “Yepp, I pulled an Adderall Nighter.”
4. Adderall Shuffle
Definition: The repeated movements people do while on medium to high doses of Adderall. Examples of this include, but are not limited to: 1. Standing in place while swaying your hips from side to side. 2. Standing with your feet shoulder width apart, then swinging your left foot to touch your right foot, back to shoulder width apart, then swinging your right foot to touch your left foot, back to shoulder width apart. Repeat.
Example: I just walked by Matt’s office. Guess what I saw… The Adderall Shuffle.
5. Adderall Alarm Clock
Definition: Setting an alarm for an hour before you have to get up; upon waking, roll over and take your prescription stimulant of choice (Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, Dexedrine, Vyvanse, etc.) and go back to sleep. In about an hour, you wake up naturally with a smile on your face and a spring in your step. An incredibly effective aid to getting up in the morning. Especially useful when you get an insufficient amount of sleep the night before.
Jeremy: Hey man, how’d your test go? I didn’t think you’d even get up since you were getting shitfaced till 2 A.M.
Dom: Oh man, it was great. I set my Adderall Alarm Clock and aced my test an hour and a half later.