“Study Drugs”: Is it Happening the Way the Times Reports?

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Did you see the New York Times piece about High School students snorting Adderall in order to remain hyper-focused during the SATs? In a suburb of New York City and across the land?

The drug was not cocaine or heroin, but Adderall, an amphetamine prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder that the boy said he and his friends routinely shared to study late into the night, focus during tests and ultimately get the grades worthy of their prestigious high school in an affluent suburb of New York City.

….At high schools across the United States, pressure over grades and competition for college admissions are encouraging students to abuse prescription stimulants, according to interviews with students, parents and doctors.

What do you think? Do you know of students doing this? Someone does.

Is this old news?

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