Psychostimulants And Adderall Abuse

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The Abuse of Psychostimulants/Adderall Abuse
Throughout college campuses in the United States drug abuse has been a growing epidemic among college students. College adolescents make up some of the highest rates of addiction due to many factors such as stress, school course workload, curiosity, and peer pressure. The most common drugs used for these cases are alcohol, marijuana, prescription medications and over the counter drugs. Adderall is one of the most common abused stimulant. The medical use of Adderall is to effectively treat symptoms of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), and the non-medical use of Adderall on college campuses has led to an unfair advantage in academic studies. With more undergraduate students reporting
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It has become too available in terms of gaining access which then allows the use for academic purposes. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is over diagnosed and physicians over prescribe Adderall. Many argue that the use of Adderall can become very dependent upon college students when being abused. While being abused Adderall can causes bursts of energy similar cocaine users. Adderall can also create feeling of euphoria, which is one of the several reasons people use it as a recreational drug. Adderall abuse can produce symptoms such as fatigue, depression, increased irritability and decreased ability to concentrate. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 4.4 million children have been diagnosed with ADHD. Of these cases, doctors have prescribed stimulants to 2.5 million to treat the disorder. They then studied if ethnicity played a role in stimulant abuse. It concluded that White and Latino college students were more likely to use prescription stimulants illegally rather than African American and Asian …show more content…
College adolescents make up some of the highest rates of addiction due to many factors such as, stress, course workload, curiosity and peer pressure. Due to this growing epidemic and increased deaths due to over doses, schools have now offered programs that can potentially help individuals with such problem. These programs include NA meetings, school psychologists and health and wellness centers. This growing epidemic has caused many preventable deaths each years. Individuals gain access to this drug due to its high availability. Though its intended purpose which is to treat ADHD and narcolepsy, people who use it for recreational purposes have found other solutions to treat their inability to focus and deal with a heavy coursework

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