Essays On Adderall Abuse
In 2012, nearly 16 million prescriptions for ADHD medications, such as Adderall, were written for patients between the ages of 20 and 39.
In order to become the person that society tells us we need to become, we stretch ourselves thin and become overinvolved. During my junior year, I forced myself to take 18-credit hours each semester, work full-time for the school newspaper, take on an unpaid internship, and devote hours each week to freelance writing for exposure.
But caffeine can only do so much when you have a paper due in six hours, an exam in the morning, and you’ve spent more time in the library today than you have in your bed the entire week.
This is where Adderall, or any stimulant, seems to become a miracle drug.
Under the Convention of Psychotropic Substances, amphetamines is classified as a Schedule II drug, which means it has an accepted medical use, but remain tightly monitored to limit its potential for abuse.
Despite these new laws, amphetamine prescriptions and abuse continue to grow, with several doctors prescribing amphetamines for off-label use, such as treating depression.