Does America’s Academic Culture Practically Demand Addictive Drug Use?

When parents send their children off to college, few of them expect those children to become dependent on prescription drug abuse in order to succeed. After all, the earlier generation didn’t have pharmaceutical aids in such profusion. But on campus after campus across the country, increasing numbers of students are using Ritalin, Concerta and Adderall in an attempt to increase focus and improve their ability to study long hours to complete papers or prepare for tests. All three drugs are prescribed for those diagnosed with ADHD in both youth and adults. All three are strong stimulants and are associated with…

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