Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Are students turning to Adderall to get A’s?

DailyCollegian.com, December 6, 2010

'It’s a very easy thing to find,' said one University of Massachusetts sophomore who wished to remain anonymous. 'All my friends are prescribed it, and so is my sister. I don’t even buy it.'
She was talking about Adderall, a drug prescribed to control Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and other attention-related issues. Adderall is made from amphetamines, a class of stimulants placed on Schedule II of the Federal Controlled Substances Act, meaning that 'The abuse of the drug . . . may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.'
She said that she doesn’t believe taking Adderall will have any negative consequences." Read More

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