Abusing Drug Prescription Is the Wrong Way to Sucess Essay

1174 Words May 3rd, 2012 5 Pages
Abusing Prescription Drugs the Wrong Way to Success
Our American culture sets a big emphasis on education, high GPAs, and outstanding business performance in the professional environment. In order to excel, there is so much pressure and expectation that college students today are more vulnerable to experiment and get hooked on smart drugs like Adderall, Ritalin, and Modafilin. College students are not taking these drugs to get high but to increase their concentration, energy, and time for studying.
Smart drugs must not be used in college environments or in a place of business if the doctor does not prescribe them. These drugs are not designed for non-therapeutic use. Un-prescribed use of prescription medication is illegal and could lead
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Adderall, along with other stimulants, can be abused in many ways; some people inject, smoke, or snort them to speed up the absorption time. Also some ADHD patients do not use all their medication; instead they try to make a quick buck on the side. Eager and advantage seeking colleagues or whoever is willing to pay the price of 3 to 5 dollars per pill become their customers. The abuse becomes when the patient who was prescribed the medication decides to sell his/her 90 pills of Adderall at five dollars per pill, which becomes a $420 dollar profit from a $30-dollar investment (Pecorari).
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has classified Adderall and Ritalin as Schedule Two substances. Schedule Two substances are prescribed drugs with the potential to be highly addictive and abusive. Within the Schedule Two substances you will find other drugs such as Cocaine, Morphine, and Opium. A report in the “Drugenquirer” states, “The effects of amphetamines (Adderall) are similar to cocaine, but their onset is slower and their duration is longer – U.S. (DEA).” All amphetamines and methamphetamines have essentially the same chemical properties, and their actions are so alike that even experienced users may not feel a difference between them, according to a 2005 report by the DEA in the Drugenquirer.
Because of the same chemical properties that the smart drugs share, they also share the same side

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