Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Take a pill, pass the test: The growing problem in Utah schools

KSL (Salt Lake City, UT) July 26:

"Adderall is touted as a way to focus and study for hours with clear recall. It's prescribed for young people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  Part of the pressure, Harding said, comes from knowing so many of his peers were using Adderall, especially around finals.  'People who actually go after it and do it and use it constantly? Probably more like 25 percent, easy,' he said.  That number coincides with first-of-its-kind research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Teams there found 23 percent of young people admitted to abusing prescription drugs -- and Adderall was one of the most common."
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