The Student Drug
A new study has revealed that one in five college students are abusing psychiatric medications in an attempt to do better in school. The medications they are taking are Ritalin, Adderall, and Vyvanse; medications that are prescribed to individuals who are diagnosed with attention deficit disorder or ADD.
Many students stated they took the drug to do better studying or to stay awake during class or while studying. Part of the problem is that these drugs being prescribed are viewed as safe or harmless when in fact this is not the case. Just like any other drugs, they can be abused and can be addicting. Just because a drug was prescribed by a doctor, does not mean it is harmless. In fact, prescription drugs kill more people each year than heroin and cocaine combined.
Students should educate themselves on what they are getting themselves into before taking prescription drugs that they either do not need or have not been prescribed. Drug education is the first step to preventing choices that may, in the long run, destroy your life. We offer free drug education materials on the signs of drug addiction for all drugs.
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Signs of ADD Medication Abuse:
- Little or no appetite
- Weight loss
- Nervous twitches
- Panic attacks
- Switching doctors frequently
- Dilated pupils
- Prescription bottles with someone else’s name on them.
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