While pulling an all-nighter in order to study for mid-term may have been fueled by coffee and donuts for previous generations, today’s students are reaching for far more dangerous substances to hel...
p them get those last few chapters crammed. http://www.bestmastersprograms.org has created a shocking infographic unveiling the startling number of college students using-and abusing-stimulants and other drugs.
Shire Pharmaceuticals created the drug known as Adderall back in 1996 to help children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, along with those suffering from narcolepsy. Right from the beginning, the drug is adopted for off-label use, such as aiding soldiers during times of war. By 2010, over $39 million dollars is spent on 32,000 prescriptions. With over 18 million prescriptions being written nationwide, the government decides to implement a ceiling for the drug’s main ingredient, Amphetamine. These numbers show that the drug is being abused by thousands of people.
Adderall may help ADD/ADHD and narcolepsy, but the side effects are serious. Side effects from Adderall can include tremors, depression, trouble sleeping, uneven heartbeat, hallucinations, and even seizures.
Study drugs are a national problem. 7% of university students admit to using stimulants non-medically at least once. 3 in 10 students at the University of Kentucky admit to using a stimulant. Research is also beginning to show that the abuse of study drugs-like Adderall-can lead to a dangerous problem with other substances. 90% of full-time college students who have abused study drugs in the past year also abuse alcohol. In fact, this infographic shows that students who abuse study drugs will be 79.9% more likely to use marijuana, 28.9% more likely to use cocaine, 24.5% more likely to use tranquilizers, and 44.9% more likely to use painkillers.
Feel free to comment, like, and share this infographic from www.bestmastersprograms.org entitled, “The Smart Drug?”
Did you work on this visual? Claim credit!