Looking around college campuses across the nation, you can find students up all night cramming for their exams and finalizing homework assignments. What you may not fathom is that many of these students use a stimulant, called Adderall, to help them study into the wee hours of the morning. Adderall was first released as a prescription drug to help children who needed help manage their ADHD or to treat daytime sleepiness that occurs with narcolepsy.
Being an amphetamine, Adderall carries a set of risk that can be extremely dangerous if misused. In the initial stages of taking Adderall, the user will begin to feel an invigorating boost of energy that is similar to the high that one gets from the rush of cocaine. The euphoria will begin to wear off and the user will experience fatigue, depression, sluggishness, irritability, and lack of concentration. Long-term users will also withstand hostility and paranoia due to the reward system of the brain changing with consistently high contents of Adderall.
A study by Brigham Young University revealed over 200,000 posts on Twitter from college students who mentioned Adderall. These tweets began to peak around the Fall semester and again in the Spring session which is around the time that finals were being administered. While these students were studying, they were basically tweaking and tweeting to reveal that their favorite amphetamine Adderall was their study buddy.
Adderall can be highly-addictive and habit forming to those who abuse the prescription through building a tolerance which makes them unable to function without it. People that take Adderall should have a prescription from a doctor. Unfortunately, most people fake symptoms to get the drug or buy it from someone who already has the prescription which has made getting the drug harder at times. Pharmacies have become dependent on the drug maker’s allotment from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) which has been difficult to meet with the supply and demand in accordance to the number of prescriptions that need to be filled.
Most people that swallow Adderall do not think that the pill is dangerous for them to take. Whether it to help users to study, allow them to drink alcohol for a longer duration, or regulate ADHD and narcolepsy, Adderall is a Schedule II drug that has a high potential for abuse. Anyone that is consuming it should heed the warnings from the DEA.
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