Prescribed Stimulant or Academic Enhancer?

By Robert Robillard on Home And Personal Safety


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.

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Robert Robillard

Robert Robillard

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Robert Robillard is a general contractor, carpenter and operates a remodeling company located in Concord, MA. He is the editor of and ToolBoxBuzz, and a has a weekly column in the Sunday Boston Globe. Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals, he hosts the Concord Carpenter Cable TV Show, offering advice on home repairs and maintenance. On his website, Rob uses his knowledge and experience to help and educate on best practices in the remodeling industry. His motto: “Well done is better than well said!”. Contact Rob at:

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