Tuesday, December 4, 2012

ADHD drugs misused by some students to help them study

From New Day NW:

Seattle Seahawks cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman face four-game suspensions for reportedly testing positive for Adderall, in violation of the NFL's ban on performance enhancing drugs. The news sparked conversation about the popularity of the drug from professional sports to high schools. Adderall is commonly prescribed for people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), to help them focus.  It's been misused and abused by everyone from students looking to intensely focus as they study for exams, to professional athletes looking for an extra "edge" on the field.


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