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College is a time for learning and self-discovery. It’s the first time you are on your own. For many, this is a time to have fun and make memories to last a lifetime. Making bad decisions and mistakes is just part of the learning experience. The misuse of “study drugs,” prescription drugs like Ritalin, Adderall or Vyvanse is one big mistake that many college students are making now, one that can have serious consequences.

Easy Access “Pharmacy”

Many students’ desires to succeed in competitive majors, get into grad school and balance their extracurricular activities will drive them to take extreme measures. Taking prescription drugs to help them focus and study longer is a growing problem with grave consequences. Most of the time, students don’t even have a legitimate need or prescription for these drugs. Getting a hold of these pills is as easy as faking symptoms to a doctor or simply getting them from another student. This was the case in one college in South Florida. One fraternity house was openly selling these pills to their own fraternity brothers and to anyone else who had the cash and the need. They even took to advertising on Facebook about their “pharmacy.” Needless to say, they have been caught and are under investigation.

Taking Care

Although this “pharmacy” was shut down, this doesn’t mean that students won’t be able to get pills. The easy access to these prescription drugs puts all college students in danger of serious health problems, addiction or death. It’s important to know the consequences, especially if you are already taking these pills. If you are addicted and experiencing health problems, seek treatment for prescription drug addiction. Don’t let your future end before it starts.

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