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 amphetamine that is prescribed to those who have been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). For people who have trouble focusing for long periods of time, this drug can be a lifesaver. Adderall is commonly associated with Ritalin as the most popular drug for people diagnosed with ADD or ADHD.
Adderall and other ADHD treatments are currently on the rise due to the increase in people being diagnosed with ADHD. A University of California-Berkeley study found that worldwide spending on drugs to treat ADHD raised 274 percent between 1993 and 2003. The United States accounted for 83 percent of the market by the end of that time period.
If you or someone you care about is using Adderall without a medical doctor’s guidance please stop and seek help immediately.