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Study Aid Can Turn To Addiction

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Study Aid Can Turn To Addiction

College students are abusing prescription medications such as Ritalin and Adderall as a study aid to help them keep a longer attention span when they are hitting the books. SAMSHA reports that Adderall has the highest potential among prescription drugs for abuse when it comes to college students. According to SAMSHA college students between the ages of 18-22 are twice as likely to abuse prescription medications such as Ritalin and Adderall. SAMSHA also reports that 90% of the students that used Adderall also binged on alcohol over the past month. Prescription drug abuse has been a growing problem across the country for years and college students using certain drugs to help them study is nothing new. While students feel that they are using these drugs to benefit their study habits a lot of them are not realizing the potential danger in the abuse and that it can lead to addiction. Students can become so used to studying under the influence of Adderall that they eventually feel that they will be unable to study without the drug. Hence students begin to use the drug more often and unfortunately it can lead to addiction. The short term benefits of what the drug can do as a study aid definitely does not justify the dangerous possibilities. Adderall abuse can lead to health issues such as increased blood pressure, insomnia, seizures, depression, stroke and liver problems. Truth be told while Adderall may seem like a good study aid to college students it actually hinders the brains ability to be creative because it makes the brain work in a more rigid fashion. Dependence and addiction are very possible when misusing Adderall and similar drugs. In order for a student to stop the abuse they may require some form of drug rehab. If help is not received it can lead to a serious drug habit and result in sever negative consequences.


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