The Temple News
September 8, 2009
Recent studies have shown that, in an alarming trend, students are now turning to prescription drugs to cope with the stresses of college life.
It is becoming a common story: It’s the week of midterms, and students have five exams and three papers crammed into four days, so they buy a few Adderall pills.
Once they’ve taken them, the pills allow them to stay awake longer and focus better on their work.
The pressures of college are enormous, and the stress on students is unmatched. Accompanying the assignments and due dates are all-nighters and last-minute cram sessions, and students are finding new ways to cope with the workload.
More than ever, college students are turning to drugs in attempts to achieve perfect grades and to keep up with their busy schedules.
Illegally buying and using prescription medications to help them study, students prefer drugs-of-choice Adderall and Ritalin, which are typically used to treat people who suffer from attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
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