Adderall Alert – USA Herald Investigates

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If you are a parent, pay attention. There is a very good chance your child will eventually use prescription ADHD medications like Adderall when they don’t have an ADHD diagnoses. In the past decade, Adderall has become increasingly popular for overworked and overscheduled high school and college students.

What Parents Need to Know About Adderall Abuse

Why On Earth Would My Kid Take Adderall?

They think it gives them superpowers. Kids believe that it will improve their athletic and academic performance. There is also a lack of knowledge surrounding the drug, it’s easy to get, and there are no social stigmas. In fact, in a 2008 study of 1,800 college students, 81% of students interviewed thought the illicit use of Adderall was “not dangerous at all” or just “slightly dangerous.”

It’s also easy to get from kids who do need the prescription drug to manage their ADHD symptoms. Kids are passing Adderall around like candy.

In one study of about 1,800 college students, 34% reported the illegal use of ADHD stimulants, such as Adderall.  Most illegal users reported using ADHD stimulants primarily in periods of high academic stress and found them to reduce fatigue while increasing reading comprehension, interest, cognition, and memory. Furthermore, most had little information about the drug and found procurement to be both easy and stigma free.

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Lynn Steinberg
Lynn Steinberg is a contributing writer that covers B2B and B2C stories in a variety of industries and niches. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC with her husband, four children, and three dogs. When Lynn is not writing or taking care of her family, she can be found on her Nook reading, listening to podcasts, or gossiping with her friends. Her dream is to write for a TV sitcom, preferably a remake of The Golden Girls.