ADHD Meds as "Study Drugs" in Colleges

the MPR take:

Researchers estimate that approximately 30% of college students use stimulants non-medically, and ADHD prescription medications such as Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse are being increasingly used by students who do not have that diagnosis. It is reported that full-time college students are twice as likely to report having taken Adderall non-medically as non-full-time students, and more than 90% use the medications to help concentrate while studying. Students are likely unaware that these prescription drugs are Schedule II substances (DEA designated as having a high potential for abuse) and can have both short- and long-term effects

ADHD Meds as "Study Drugs" in Colleges
ADHD Meds as "Study Drugs" in Colleges
(CNN) -- Around this time of year, you're more likely to find college students in the library cramming for final exams than out partying. is the increase we have observed in this behavior over the past decade," says Sean McCabe, research associate professor at the University of Michigan ...

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