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Colleges Becoming More Aware of Prescription Drug Abuse

Drug and alcohol use have been synonymous with the college experience for decades. Binge drinking and recreational drug use are the behaviors that typically come to mind with college students but recent studies suggest prescription drug abuse is a rising problem on most college campuses.

Health surveys administered by colleges to their students are showing evidence regarding a rising trend of students using prescription drugs for non-medical reasons. The problem facing intervention efforts is the classification of drug use, according to students. The majority of students using prescription drugs such as Adderall and Ritalin report using the drugs not as social stimulants but as study aids for academic success.

Many students wanting to stay up and cram all night have been turning to stimulant drugs like Adderall. Students report a more effective level of focus when taking Adderall and feel more work is accomplished when on the drug. Surprisingly, no correlations have been found between taking Adderall and increased academic success. In fact, students who turn to stimulant drugs have lower grade point averages than other students and are more likely to skip college classes.

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The Best Studying Snacks to Fuel Your Brain

Snack Plate of PeanutsIt is no secret that America is suffering from an epidemic of unhealthy lifestyles, but now researchers are saying that not only will eating better improve your physical health, but possibly your I.Q. as well.

In a time when students are desperately abusing prescription medications like Adderall and Ritalin to increase their mental focus and processing during major study sessions, these same scientists are hoping that instead of popping pills, college students will incorporate these brain boosters into their diets. Read the rest of this entry »





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