“Study Drug” Abuse Increases, Seeps into Workplace
(Spring 2017) The misuse and abuse of medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as Adderall and Ritalin, is escalating among young adults. Students use these drugs on college campuses as a boost for writing papers and studying for exams.
Unfortunately, co-eds are carrying the use of these stimulants into the workplace after graduation, most notably in tech companies and on Wall Street. Often these young professionals are obtaining the drugs from their doctors and using the medication in an attempt to boost their performance and outpace co-workers.
Although widely used among this demographic, no conclusive evidence exists that this class of stimulants improves cognitive processes.
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