Adderall becoming a problem for some college students

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By Maddie Fecko

Weight loss, high energy, focus, are three effects of Adderall, the “miracle drug” that have college students worldwide have been trying to get their hands on.

Adderall is a combination of of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine that is used to help control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, (ADHD). It helps them become more focused, control actions, and remain more calm yet organized. Though this drug has to be prescribed, many people that do not have the script are getting their hands on it.

With college students dealing with stress and cramming, and at times weight gain problems, Adderall seems to be the quick pill they can take to help control both of those issues.

Media pressure has also influenced the want of Adderall for many girls that want to be on a quick thin binge. Celebrities have also been revealed as to abusing the drug for weight loss which has influenced many girls to want to do the same.

Schools are also concerned about the selling and buying of the medication around college campuses. Pills are being sold to students that are not prescribed for quick cash and for a quick fix of the medication. The pills are dangerous due to the addiction of their effects.

Many people become reliable on their ability to make the brain more focused and the body more slim. Doctors have been taking measures to help lessen this problem by being more strict on diagnosis of ADHD, having prescriptions be picked up once a month after an appointment, and closely watching effects of the pill. The cracking down on illegal Adderall consumption is a issue that is affecting the younger generation vastly.

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