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Submitted by liamharvey on Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:16

Case 2

               Across the country, millions of students spend countless hours studying for what seems like endless assignments and exams. Some of these students decide to turn to ADHD drugs such as Adderall and Vyvanse. These drugs are schedule II substances which are available by prescription only. They enhance focus and can be used to stay awake by raising levels of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. Studies have shown that full time college students are twice as likely as students who did not go to college full time to take Adderall without a prescription. These studies have also shown that abuse of these ADHD drugs is much more common at more elite colleges. A second study found that about 30% of college students have used these stimulants non-medically, mostly for help studying (Yanes).