picture of Adderall abuse on college campuses without accounting for correlates that change the frequency of Adderall use. One study performed by Sean McCabe et al., identified two links between the frequency of Adderall abuse and the university a student attended. The first association found by McCabe et al. was a connection between the admission criteria of the university and the frequency of Adderall abuse that was present. The study found that the past-year abuse rate of Adderall was 1.3% at
there may be a solution that allows the student to focus on the study so eighteen hours is enough. Better yet, maybe sleep is unnecessary. This is a reality for the 6.4 percent of college students that use unprescribed Adderall. College students all over the country take Adderall everyday to improve performance in school. College can be a challenge with endless papers, tests, and
What Are U of M Students’ Perceptions of Adderall? INTRODUCTION With the increased pressure to succeed and the chaotic collegiate lifestyle taking a toll on students, Adderall has evolved into the “go-to drug.” The Class II prescription amphetamine is intended to solely treat individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. The stimulant “works to enhance concentration by stimulating the production of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain” (Stolz 585).
instant release and extended release, Adderall IR and Adderall XR, respectively. The difference between the two is how the actual pill is made, the extended release one is made of plastic which extends the process in which the Adderall treats the body. On the other hand, the instant release one treats the body instantly, which requires the body to take more doses of it. In other words, patients with a more severe case of ADHD, Narcolepsy and/or depression take Adderall IR. ADHD is a brain disorder that
With prolonged use of Adderall or amphetamines, there is a higher potential for abuse due to the dopamine in the drug. A user may become dependent on the drug whether it is prescribed or not, which is why it is monitored so closely by the physician. There are some serious adverse effects of prolonged incorrect use of amphetamines which includes sudden death and serious cardio vascular dysfunction (Benson, 2015). As the use of amphetamines increased in popularity so did the illegal production of
being is that if diagnosed, those students would have access to medication that has been shown to promote better awareness and attentiveness as well as special accommodations such as additional time for tests. The main medication that they desire is Adderall (aphemtamine-dextroamphetamine). It was first approved by the FDA in 1996 and its effects
Adderall: A Growing Trend Among College Students Brian,* a 20-year-old Northeastern University student, carefully lays out his “stash” of blue pills on a table one Sunday evening. As he organizes them into groups according to size and dosage, he mentally runs through his class work and assignments for the week. “A physics quiz on Tuesday,” he says, eyes still fixed on the dozen or so blue pills on the table. “A calc test on Friday and a lab due on Thursday.” Brian sinks back into his chair
prescription drug, Adderall has become the drug of choice for ambitious college students, and has earned the title of being today’s college candy and academic steroid. First introduced and approved by the U.S. FDA, Adderall became the common treatment for those suffering from ADHD and narcolepsy. The drug is considered a schedule II stimulant, falling in the same category as cocaine and codeine due to its addictive nature (Tran). Nicknamed “addy” by college students, Adderall and its effects have
In her article, Brain Gain: The Underground World of “Neuroenhancing” Drugs, Margaret Talbot discuss’ the use of different drugs like Adderall, to boost their productivity. She’s writing to people from college up to people who have 9 to 5 office jobs. She uses her essay to not be on one side or the other, but to analyze both points of view. She never puts in, or implies, that she has had a personal experience, and her background doesn’t give her much credibility to speak on the matter to people who
overwhelmed and under pressure freshman student turns to drugs as well. The drugs are not methamphetamines or cocaine, but a tiny pill obtained from a helpful friend with ADHD. With an unfinished paper due in the morning, the student ingests the Adderall pill and their energy and focus increases. In the morning, the triumphant student shows up to class and turns in a completed essay. The paper is returned with an “A”.