The Effects Of Adderall And Ritalin On College Students

873 Words Nov 28th, 2015 4 Pages
Sandra P. Thomas said in her short story “The debate about ‘Neuroenhancement’” that “In a study of more than 10,000 college students, rates were as high as 25% at some schools.” The use of such drugs are more likely seen in universities rather than community colleges. People who take neuroenhancement drugs may feel as if they have to since college is so competitiveness to get into. Neuroenhancement drugs are starting to become more popular. Thomas asked “Readers are you seeing young people in your clinical practice who are misusing stimulants?” Adderall, Ritalin, and Provigil are all drugs that people use to enhance the brain. Adderall and Ritalin are the most commonly used drug. Thomas stated in her essay that “The authors, prominent professors at institutions such as Stanford and Harvard, suggest that the drugs will prove ‘increasingly useful for improved quality of life and extended work productivity’” (669). Because neuroenhancing drugs are easily available, college students often use them despite the potential dangers posed by taking them without a prescription.
Neuroenhancing drugs are easily available. People who are prescribed to drugs like Ritalin and Adderall are selling it to classmates. People who are prescribed to it often abuse the drug. Everyone I know has either tried this type of drug or know someone who has. People who sell their medication to people who don’t need it are just like a drug dealer selling marijuana. Which is just as bad. So why isn’t it…
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