Essay on Adderall

1467 Words Feb 28th, 2016 6 Pages
This paper will look into one of the most commonly used and sought for drugs found on college campuses in the world today. Adderall and other forms of the “smart drug” have become more and more popular when it comes to students and young professionals trying to get an advantage. It will discuss both the positive and negative side effects of taking these smart pills along with the specific affects/reasons for ingesting them whether they are prescribed or not.
Adderall, a prescription drug, was first developed to treat patients that suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. Students and young professionals that
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I also administered a survey to roughly 20 students ranging in grade types from Universities all over the country. I wanted to see if effects were common among most users prescribed or not and also how easy it is to access Adderall on your current campus.
When I first heard of Adderall it came as a bit of a shock to me that there was a pill out there that could enhance my focus and help me do work and study in a more effective and efficient manner. This pill may be prescribed, but it seemed as though it was dispensed out of a gumball machine all over campus the way people talked about it so commonly so I wanted to see if that was the case everywhere. After surveying 20 students both male and female from all over the United State 16 of them reported to taking Adderall, of the 16 only 3 of them were actually prescribed the drug through a doctor. The students were also asked how easy it is to access the drug on their current college campus and the results are as followed:

These results show just how easily accessible Adderall really is at essentially any college due to the affects it has on a person’s study and school habits. About %80 of the students surveyed said that Adderall has in fact positively affected their grades with %19 saying it didn’t show much of an effect on their grades and only %1 reporting a negative effect on grades. For a student to hear the term “positively affecting your grade” it brings music to the

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