Most college students tend to believe that “study drugs” such as Adderall and Ritalin are safe, but the facts paint a very different picture. Adderall and Ritalin are prescription stimulant drugs, typically prescribed to individuals with ADD or ADHD. Abuse of such drugs is increasingly common among college students because they believe they’ll help them study harder and perform better on a test.
The number of college students using stimulant drugs for nonmedical reasons is growing. Here are a few characteristics and behaviors associated with their recreational use:
Use of stimulant drugs like Adderall and Ritalin can come with a long list of potential side effects. These include:
As alluded to earlier, there are myths surrounding these types of stimulant drugs (i.e., they’re safe and can enhance academic performance). It’s important to know the facts. If you’re interested in learning more about the realities surrounding Adderall and Ritalin consumption, click here: http://medicineabuseproject.org/assets/documents/NPSFactSheet.pdf.
If you think your adult son, daughter, sibling or friend might be abusing Adderall, Ritalin or other stimulant drugs, get them the help they need. They never meant for this to happen, but it’s time they took back control of their life.
Cycles of Change Recovery Services in California is designed to help your loved one gain the knowledge, courage, and determination they need to maintain a drug-free lifestyle. From day one, each step and treatment program will be customized to fit their individual needs and ensure they reach the goal of recovery. We’re here to help. Fill out this form or call today at 9494847451.
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