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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.

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