Study Reports 1 in 5 College Students Abuse Prescription Stimulants

collegeEven if your own college-aged child does not abuse prescription stimulant drugs, it is almost certain that he or she knows someone who does. The results of a new survey published earlier this month by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids tell us that 1 out of every 5 college students across the United States has abused prescription stimulants such as dextroamphetamine or methylphenidate. You might not recognize the names of these drugs, but you are almost certainly familiar with the brand names they are sold under, Adderall and Ritalin, respectively. Continue reading

Prescription Stimulant Abuse up With College Students

studentA recent study published by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids found that 1 in 5 college students admits to having abused prescription stimulant drugs intended for treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as reported by News8000.com out of La Cross, Wisconsin. The study, which was released in the middle of November, provides a nationally representative cross section of the population of Americans aged 18 to 25. Continue reading