Adderall Popular among College Campuses

Adderall is the number one most abused drug among college campuses. The drug is used to treat problems associated with ADHD. Those who need adderall are able to focus and go about their day normally. Those who don’t, are able to achieve abover average levels of concentration. This is why adderall is so popular among college students who tend to lead busy lives. Adderall allows desperate college students to study for hours on end without any distractions. Is such effiecency worth the side effects?

ADHD is nuerologically based. People who suffer ADHD are not gathering enough dopamine in the brain’s frontal cortex. Adderall is an amphetamine that increases the flow if dopamines. When adderall is taken for recreation, it can literally mess up your body chemistry, and the longer one continues to abuse adderall, the longer it can take for your body to get back to normal.

Adderall is widely known for causing anxiety. Those who take adderall for recreation may experience anxiuety attacks, feelings of weakness or anxiousness. The longer the drug is abused, the more likely it is that the effects of adderall will begin to occur even when on did not take the drug. Eventually, this accumulation of side effects can lead to depression.

Other side effects includeloss of apetite, dry mouth, insominia, increased blood pressure, dizziness and emotional changes.

In my opinion, adderall is entirely too easy to get among college campuses. Unfortunately, the problems of taking adderall for recreation seem to be overlooked. It seems to be a general conses that everyone takes adderall to study for major tests or research papers. 1 in 5 students admit to talking adderall for studying or for parties. Unfortunately, many students also go to the doctor’s and exaggerate symptoms of ADHD to get prescribed. Essentially, if you really think about it, adderall is a speed. It has a high risk of dependency associated with it. Is it really worth it?


About tonicekada

I am a junior print journalism major at West Virginia University. I have two minors in Italian and fitness.
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