Staying Healthy in College

Adderall Dependency in College

College students are right around the corner of the dreaded time in the semester referred to “finals week.” Sometimes, a grade on your final will determine if you pass or fail the class entirely. This makes finals even more stressful for college students and the stress of preparing enough for the exam is overwhelming at times.

Scoot over sleep and reasonable study habits. This becomes a job for adderall.

Adderall is a popular prescribed drug that many students take during finals time to keep them awake and alert. The medical use for adderall is for people who suffer from ADHD. Adderall has been abused by college students semester after semester. But, there are probably some things you didn’t know about adderall.

Adderall consumption isn’t just a Tech thing. Two-thirds of college students are offered the drug while half of them actually accept it. I know from personal experience of being offered the drug. And like any other drug, I’m scared to death that it’ll either turn me into a limbless human being, or kill me.

Apparently the prescription for adderall is easy to obtain. In that case, maybe this is something I shouldn’t be posting for the world to see. All you have to do is take a self reported  test by filing out a checklist. A study done at the University of Kentucky showed that students took five minutes to use the internet to find symptoms of ADHD to give a false diagnosis.

The last thing that surprised me the most was the age at what this adderall academic is beginning. High school seniors are using adderall and in 2009, 5.4% of seniors in high school were consuming adderall without a perscription. In 2012, the percentage jumped to 7.6%.

For the complete the complete list of Things You Need to Know About Adderall

-By Cybbi Barton

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This entry was posted on April 4, 2014 by in Healthy Lifestyle.
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