Thursday, December 13, 2012

Adderall addiction: Students misuse drug to gain boost while studying

Iowa State Daily, December 8, 2012

"The United States is 4 percent of the world’s population but produces 88 percent of the world’s legal amphetamine. Adderall, also known as the 'study drug,' is in high demand across the nation and has increasingly become highly abused by college students who claim Adderall is the key to academic success.
According to the Mayo Clinic, Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine and is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, and narcolepsy.
The combination of the two drugs increases attention and decreases restlessness in patients who are overactive, cannot concentrate for very long, or are easily distracted and have unstable emotions." Read More

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