With the ever-changing news cycle, it seems as if the only way to keep reporters and journalists competitively working is Adderall which is now a significant concern for media outlets.
FACTZ has learned Adderall is the newsroom’s secret drug and on-screen talent.
“This is the only way they can be alert, know their script every morning,” says our industry source, a former AMI (American Media Inc., now A360) employee.
Adderall is a prescription drug that is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, which increases focus and reduce impulsivity by improving dopamine and norepinephrine levels in the brain. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Adderall in 1996.
The feeling of being on Adderall will make you feel more alive, more energetic, and more confident. Still, the drug can lead to physical and psychological dependence since it is a controlled substance.
Executives of these media outlets are in a challenging space as they need consistent news flow to gain traffic. By making public the sharing of Adderall within the workspace, they can lose stories, traffic, and possibly employees creating a hostile work environment and an HR nightmare.
The industry source tells FACTZ, “It’s the unspoken drug that many on-camera personalities use, and it’s the easiest prescription to get. You don’t even need the prescription as asking around the newsroom for it has become as common as asking for aspirin.”