Despite Dangers Adderall Remains Popular Study Drug For Students

Adderall used as a study drug

Go to any college campus and ask a student if he (or she) knows anyone who uses Adderall. It is very unlikely that you will find someone who will say no. Maybe they don’t use it themselves, but they will know others who do. A new report finds that Adderall remains a popular study drug for students.

They use it to stay alert when cramming for an exam or when finishing a paper that may be due the next day. But repeated abuse of this drug can be addictive, as Adderall is made of a mix of different forms of amphetamine. And it has been known for decades that amphetamine is highly addictive.

At one time, the people who took amphetamines were called “speed freaks.” Now they may be students who excel because of an artificially-increased ability to focus for long hours. The downside is, of course, the possibility of addiction to Adderall. But there is a further risk when Adderall remains a popular study drug for students. And that is that those students may continue to rely on pills to moderate their moods. They may seek the services of a cooperative doctor and tell him what he needs to hear to prescribe drugs like Adderall, painkillers like Vicodin or mood changers like Valium or Xanax. As all of these drugs are addictive, anyone who relies on these drugs may find themselves trapped in addiction when that was far from their thoughts when they started out.

As tolerance to these drugs builds, the next step is increasing the dosages. The person begins to acquire and consume more of these drugs and soon this begins to control the focus of his (or her) entire life. This is when the Narconon program can help a person escape from this trap.

Narconon Helps Rescue Thousands Of People A Year

Around the world, there are dozens of rehabilitation centers that provide the healing, holistic Narconon drug rehabilitation program. This is a long-term program that does not use substitute drugs as treatment of addiction, as many other programs do. Each person is helped to detoxify the residues of past drug use, a proven aid in reducing cravings, and to learn how to communicate clearly and solve life’s problems again. Without restoring skills like these and several others, a person may struggle daily to resist temptation. A challenge or a problem may tempt him to return to drug abuse unless he has learned how to address problems and overcome them.

Sobriety Is Achievable

Other rehabs may seek to keep a person in compliance with a treatment program by continually medicating him with methadone, buprenorphine or anti-anxiety drugs like Xanax. But the person treated in this way does not get the chance to see what it is like to be sober again. He or she is still chained to a drug habit. When withdrawal can be made tolerable, when life skills can be learned again, when morals and personal integrity can be restored, there is every reason to reach out toward sobriety and no reason to think that one must remain addicted.



Sue Birkenshaw

Sue has worked in the addiction field with the Narconon network for three decades. She has developed and administered drug prevention programs worldwide and worked with numerous drug rehabilitation centers over the years. Sue is also a fine artist and painter, who enjoys traveling the world which continues to provide unlimited inspiration for her work. You can follow Sue on Twitter, or connect with her on LinkedIn.