Adderall is a popular study aid, but doctors warn of dangers

By Rachel Bridges

Adderall is a popular study aid, even for students who don’t have prescriptions for it. (Wikipedia)

Finals week has begun, and a lot of students are feeling the pressure of multiple projects, essays, and exams due within the span of a few days. With so much work piling on, some students are making a choice that doctors don’t recommend.  

They’re taking Adderall – the prescription medication that treats ADHD. It’s often easy to get — even without a prescription, and students believe it gives them energy and helps them focus.

Rachel Bridges spoke with one of those students.

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