April 17, 2013
This is the 10th in a series of blogs on the prescription medication Adderall. Why so many blogs on a drug used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Because believe it or not, this is a dangerous medication, especially for perhaps the majority of those currently using.
In the best of all possible worlds, this rise can be attributed to the maturing of adolescents who have A.D.H.D. into young adults — combined with a greater recognition of adult A.D.H.D. in general.
July 3, 2012
If you do not realize that Adderall and other stimulants are not rampant ion our nation’s school system you must have had your head buried in the sand for quite some time. Believe me folks, it is really bad.
Estimates range from 20-33% of high school students who take these pills regularly – with and without a prescription.
All they care about is the increased focused and ability to study longer and harder. They do not realize how addictive and dangerous these medications can be.
May 17, 2012
Do you believe that genetics can be responsible for addictive behavior? As a counselor for both in-class and online drug and MIP classes I have long held that genetics do play a role in addictive behavior. It works to make you less or more likely to become addicted to drugs or alcohol.
A new study reported by ABC News has revealed a link between the way a teenager’s brain is wired and their likelihood of addiction.
Just how instinctive is a teen’s desire to smoke pot?
In the large... [More]
May 14, 2012
Is using drugs an impulse decision? For some yes, for others no. Generally speaking people who abuse drugs have little impulse control. That is certainly an inhibiting factor when they try to quit using.
A recent study reported in US News, revealed that teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and teens who start using cigarettes, drugs or alcohol both share impulsiveness in their personalities.
But a new brain-imaging study of nearly 1,900 14-year-olds finds that the brain n... [More]
December 27, 2011
How are high school students like body builders? Both engage in highly-competitive fields and use performance-enhancing drugs. Yes, it is true!
Finals week is usually five days of utter dread and hours of seemingly endless bubbling. Some students crumble under the pressure. Others turn to illegal amphetamines like Adderall to speed through their tests.
What is the primary medication prescribed for kids with ADHD? – Adderall.
Approximately 9.5 percent of children 4- to 17-years-old have ... [More]
December 25, 2011
As entrance into college gets tougher and tougher students go to greater and greater lengths to hit the books. Drugs are not only abused by the students who ditch class and drop out.
Students looking to score higher and achieve more are turning to chemicals to keep them awake and alert. It is quite similar to body builders who use steroids to help them work out harder and longer with shorter recovery periods. Also like steroids, it is extremely dangerous!
Adderall is a legal amphetam... [More]