Thursday, July 20, 2006

College Campus Secrets

The drive to succeed in college has many young adults illegally taking prescription ADHD medications such as Ritalin and Adderall to help them stay awake.

For late night study sessions, many students take other people's prescription medications or they find a doctor that will prescribe it for them. Many lie and say they have ADHD symptoms just to obtain the pills for themselves or to sell the ADHD medication to others. What many students probably don't realize is that even though it may help them stay up late to finish a paper or do last minute studying, these pills can become addictive. Some counselors warn that there's not much difference between ADHD drugs and other drugs such as meth-amphetamine.

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