If You Want to Stay Up Playing Xbox Games, Don't Snort Ritalin

A teenager from The Hutt Valley, New Zealand, was last week trying to stay up late playing his Xbox 360. Instead of doing what normal people do, and drink a ton of coffee, he got smart and tried to snort some Ritalin.

Bad idea.

The boy, 15, was rushed to hospital "white as a sheet and hyperventilating" after taking the drug, which is normally prescribed for sufferers of things like ADHD and narcolepsy.

The boy's school is attempting to investigate how he got hold of the drug, as it's believed he bought it from a classmate, but can't really do much since neither the teen nor his father have been willing to identify themselves.

Boy bought Ritalin to stay awake and play XBox [TVNZ, via Game Politics]