Stimulants like these are used by students because of the effects it has on the user. Adderall makes the user stay awake and feel alert and focused, this makes it the perfect drug for a college student looking to stay up all night to study. College students are the ones most commonly taking Adderall without a prescription because its effects can help students stay awake to cram for tests, Amy Laskowski in “The other side of Adderall” claims: “A fall 2007 American College Health Association study found that over 90 percent of college students felt overwhelmed by all that they had to do” (1). It is not a surprise when it comes to college students using these illegal prescription drugs to boost abilities and to study harder and longer. The problem
Final examinations will soon be taking place on college campuses across the United States, and on these campuses many students will resort to taking amphetamines in an effort to achieve the grades they desire. Whether they be blue, pink, or orange, there are few things in higher demand at universities during finals than these pills. Adderall, nicknamed Addy, is probably the most prominent, and is heavily relied on by students that want to speed through their remaining assignments. Despite being considered a “live-saver” by members of the college demographic, claims that it is the most abused prescription drug in America still exist. (cite)
Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, central nervous system stimulants that affect chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to focus and other behaviors. Adderall is often prescribed to those diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as ADHD, and other brain disorders. Although the prescribed use of Adderall has helped those suffering attention deficit disorders, the recent rise in nonmedical use of Adderall has led to unfair academic advantages along with an increased pressure to use stimulants among students.
The lack of knowledge concerning the effects Adderall has on one’s health and the misuse of the drug has led many students to believe that there are no negative side effects of the drug. The negative effects of Adderall on the human body outweigh the positive effects that are better known by college students. Ninety-five percent of the articles in media reports “mentioned at least one possible benefit of using prescription drugs for neuro-enhancement, but only fifty-eight percent mentioned any risks or side effects” (Lakhan). Since the negative effects of Adderall are not talked about much by the media not many college students are aware of what they are taking and what could happen. Negative side effects of Adderall and drugs similar to it
There 's plenty of drugs the world may think is fine to use only because it 's given to you by a doctor. All prescribed drugs are made to help someone in some kind of way; some drugs are being issued without having the focus on how it can affect the patient in a harmful way. In most cases, these drugs are free based on the patient health insurance, which may cause some to take advantage of the treatments. In that case, both the doctor and patient should be aware of the uses, abuses and side effects of these drugs such as Adderall.
In order to reduce the likelihood of Adderall abuse, it is essential that there should be a stricter policy in order to be prescribed to Adderall, or any other stimulant medication. In addition, it should be addressed the importance of taking the correct dosage and understand the potential side-effects when abusing the medication. Adderall can increase your energy level and even cause euphoria, which makes it easy to not take the correct dosage prescribed (Hall, 2012). Restrictions need to be tougher in order to get a prescription and regulated more carefully. My suggestion to reduce the medication misuse, on a micro level, is that a contract should be signed before the prescription is written. The patients should sign an agreement that
Illegal use of smart drug among teenagers has created bigger obstacle in the society. To begin with, teenagers get addicted to this drug like Adderall and Ritalin because the dose of this drug is very high. Teenagers use these drugs for many reasons like for educational purpose, and emotions relationship. This pills, is not coffee nor even a street drug that bought illegally, but Adderall or Ritalin common prescription drugs used to treat ADHD. In many situations, students take these smart drug like Adderall and Ritalin to improve mental implementation like helping a student 's to get inspired, fight off weakness, study for exams, and improve attention and focus. On the other hand, this drug has side effects that may cause problems such as
The drug referred to as Adderall XR is commonly used for people that are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactive disorder or ADHD. The purpose of Adderall XR is to help a person stay focused on an activity for a period of time and to not express inappropriate behavior. Adderall XR, which is considered an opioid drug, contains
As college students we are pretty familiar with the use of Adderall in our generation. Why? Because it improves your concentration levels and makes studying easier. This medication is under prescription; unfortunately there is always a way to get it, as all the drugs are. In my article Professor L. Alan Sroufe starts by mentioning that in 2011 there was a shortage of Adderall and Ritalin, which alarmed parents that consider this drug essential to their kids daily functioning. Some studies are mentioned in this article that support the fact that the use of this drugs are just short term, one of this studies consisted in giving a group of 600 children with focusing problems (A.D.D.) four different treatments (medication, cognitive-behavior therapy,
There are many things that nurses can do to monitor errors that may occur by means of medication administration. According to Leufer and Cleary-Holdforth (2013), a “[…] crucial role of continuing education in fundamental areas of nursing practice, of which medication management is one” (p.214). A possible solution could be that, just like CPR certification, there could be a certification for nurses based on the six rights of medication administration. In this training, each nurse would learn the basics of med-admin and ways that they could minimize errors. By completing this certification, the nurse would then be able to administer medicine as safely as possible to each of the patients that they care for. With the introduction of the electronic
The world that we live in today is a very competitive one. There is a constant race amongst people to be the best. Students are constantly under the pressure to perform well in their academics. The amount of data a student has to retain throughout their school life is huge. In order to retain all this matter, a student needs to have a good memory.
What would you do if you are given a pill that says it will make you smarter? Better yet, they only cost 10 dollars a pill. A plot like this can be seen in a movie but what happens if it actually happens in real life. Today, there are drugs that are often referred to as “smart pills” which is a type of drug that can increase the brain in various ways. One of the main use of this drug was to help patents that suffer from ADHD. Drugs such as Adderall was made for the purpose to help ADHD patients who experience from inattentiveness, poor memory, impulsiveness, and mood swings. Although recently, people who do not have ADHD are starting to use this drug to gain the effects from it. Despite knowing that it is illegal to consume the drugs without