NEW STUDY: 1 In 4 College Students Use And Misuse Adderall
If I remember correctly, Adderall was the go-to drug for many doctors who were diagnosing and, in some cases misdiagnosing, kids with ADD and ADHD. But did this foster an addiction in those who are now young adults?
This scenario is not uncommon, especially among those who are trying to get themselves through college.
For the cost of about $5, a hopeless college student can illegally buy and consume Adderall in order to take away the need to sleep or eat.
Obviously, this can be a dangerous practice.
Recently, The Michigan Daily surveyed over 1300 respondents. Of 1300 who responded to the survey, 25-percent said they had used a central nervous stimulant, such as Adderall, to accomplish what they needed to do in college or to complete a test.
For those not familiar with Adderall, it's an amphetamine-derived pill, and when prescribed, it can be extremely efficacious for people who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
The drug is designed to improve focus and help people stay awake for certain periods of time. It's been said that those who have prescribed the drug, can't go through a day, normally, without taking Adderall.
The study found about 8.95-percent of respondents in the study said they were prescribed Adderall by a doctor or their psychiatrist.
However, others in the survey said that they acquired the drug by buying it from other students on their campus. This was backed by about 37-percent of those surveyed who expressed that they were prescribed Adderall and sold or gave the drug to other students.
This causes one to ask what the risk is for those students who are abusing the drug. Then if you add energy drinks, like Full Throttle, or consume a lot of coffee on top of taking Adderall, what are the health risks?
Other students talked about snorting Adderall and or taking it to help suppress hunger pains and other appetites.