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Check out our A is for Adderall Kickstarter Campaign video, our campaign’s funding deadline is January 27th.

The Story

Red Bridge Productions has spent the last six months investigating the realities of ADHD and the prescription drugs used to treat it for our upcoming documentary, A is for Adderall.  With your support, we’ll be able to continue and complete this mission.

Today, one in ten American children are diagnosed with ADHD, but where was this disorder twenty years ago and how has it become so prevalent?  Did it go unnoticed for all these years, is it a new phenomenon, or has our definition of mental disorders changed? In a pill-popping generation, how do we control the use and abuse of illicit, but often prescribed, drugs?  Do we even need to? Having spent the last twenty years rising through the American school system and academia, witnessing the role that amphetamines and other prescription drugs play in the lives of students, our team has set out to uncover the answers to these questions.

Today, Americans are using, and abusing, prescription medications at an ever-increasing rate.  Many students have put down the pipe and picked up the pills, as amphetamines have overtaken marijuana as the most abused drug on college campuses.  And college students aren’t the only ones; consumers range from children as young as three prescribed these medications to keep up at school to professionals combatting the pressures of their careers, families, and everyday lives.

Our team is taking a closer look with extensive research and interviews ranging from ADHD’s to prominent PhD’s, MD’s, authors, and experts.  Delving deep into this issue, A is for Adderall will tackle the realities of ADHD and the drugs prescribed to treat it.  While we’re using the University of Wisconsin as our case study, we still want to hear from students and academics at schools from throughout the country and beyond, as well as some of the field’s top experts, supporters, and critics.  No story is complete without all sides explored and we feel that until we’ve done that, we’ll be doing the subject a great disservice.

With that said, your support would be instrumental in enabling us to complete the production end of our project.  Furthermore, once we’ve completed filming, it will be fundamental in supporting the project’s post-production, doing wonders for our film by providing a narrator, original score, and color correction.  Finally, and just as importantly, it will allow us to kick off our early distribution efforts.  In addition to film festivals, we plan to promote the film to a wide range of academic and medical institutions and communities, including a U.S. college campus screening tour.

Thanks for your support and please help spread the word!

-Red Bridge

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