Prescribed Stimulant or Academic Enhancer?
Prescribed Stimulants Used as Study Aids
A report from NPR Radio states that college students are using commonly prescribed stimulants for attention-deficit disorder [i.e., Adderall and Ritalin] to help them study.
The students call these amphetamine drugs, “smart drugs” or “study drugs,” and purchase them from other students from anywhere from $ 5 to $ 25 a pill.
According to one student the ADD medication did not make her feel anxious as coffee does.
The problem with these academic steroids, as I see it, is that these kids see the immediate effects on their studying and are NOT considering the legal, ethical, side effects and health issues.