Stimulating the Severity of Stimulants Essay

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Stimulating the Severity of Stimulants

Presented to
Gil Kerlikowske
National Drug Control Policy Director
White House Administration

Presented by
Ethan George
Student of business management

April 10, 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Stimulating the Severity of Stimulants…………………………………………………………1
Memorandum…………………………………………………………………………………….3
Executive Summary……………………………………………………………………………...4
Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………5
Purpose of the Report ………………………………………………………………………...…...5
What are Stimulants?.......................................................................................................................5
Stimulants and ADHD…………………………………………………………………………….5
The Problem and
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To believe that the benefits are greater than potential side effects is ridiculous. This issue must be addressed. If it continues to grow at the alarming rate it is currently at, there is no telling what this will lead to 10 to 20 years from now.

Stimulating the Severity of Stimulants

Introduction

Purpose of the Report

The purpose of this report is to address the growing issue of the use of prescription stimulants among college students and to provide insight to the possible causes and explanation of this problem. The use of these controlled substances is rising at an alarming rate, and mainly among individuals who are not prescribed to these drugs in the first place. These drugs include but are not limited to: Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, Vyvanse, and many more. The main use of these drugs when prescribed by a doctor are to treat the symptoms of ADHD (attention deficit hyper-activity disorder). College students use these stimulants to aid in the processes of studying, concentration, and staying awake. Some even use these drugs to keep themselves awake for purposes other than school work, such as partying. These drugs, when not taken under careful doctor supervision, may lead to serious problems. It is time that this issue is addressed, both for the safety of students, as well as the

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