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Are Students Abusing Adderall?

Drugs like Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse are used by students to treat ADHD. The drugs are intended to help these individuals concentrate, but are they being abused? Laci explains why these drugs are necessary for some students, and why some students might be taking them too much.

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“Adderall is the most commonly abused prescription stimulant among college students. Social media provides a real-time avenue for monitoring public health, specifically for this population.”

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“Sheri* is a junior in college. In the mornings she attends class, and in the afternoons she works at a coffeeshop. Sheri has attention-deficit disorder (ADD), and without her medication she has a hard time getting out of the bed in the morning and accomplishing even the most mundane of her daily tasks.”

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“Adderall is a prescription medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.”

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“Jared Gabay is like many other college students. When he has a big test coming up, he turns to what’s called a “study drug” for a little extra boost.”

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“Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) was originally believed to be primarily a pediatric condition.”

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