Adderall Abuse Continues in College Students

Adderall Abuse Continues in College Students

January 18th, 2016

It’s not a surprise to many people that teen drug abuse is an issue all over the country. Many teenagers are getting involved with all sorts of drugs, and more teens are in rehab programs than there ever have been before. Because of that, it’s important that we explore and understand the different sorts of drugs that are being abused. Some drugs, however, are not as obvious as others. Did you know that it’s estimated that 17% (or more) of college students abuse Adderall and other ADHD medications that are on the market today? It’s true, and it’s a huge issue.

Why are Adderall and other types of drugs so commonly abused? What makes them so different than all of the other drugs that are on the market today? One of the reasons is because ADHD is just such a prominent issue in general. There are a lot of people who struggle with concentration (but they don’t have ADHD),

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so they will obtain these drugs and improperly use them in order to try and improve their concentration. Another reason is that they can help to keep them up all hours of the night if they want to study and whatnot.

Another reason people use Adderall and other ADHD drugs is because they are usually appetite suppressants as well. That means that many people who are on these on these drugs will end up losing a lot of weight. While this is fine in the context of proper use, many people will also abuse Adderall in order to try and get that same effect in the end.

Between these two issues, it’s no wonder that ADHD drugs are among some of the most abused drugs in the country. Is there anything we can do to curtail the abuse?