Questions and Answers about the Issue

What is Adderall? 

  • Adderall contains a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine are central nervous system stimulants that affect chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control.Adderall is used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is typically taken orally.


Why do people abuse Adderall? 

  • This drug is well known to increase focus/ attention spans and cause restlessness which coincides perfectly with how typical college students want to study.

What are some side effects? 

    • Being overly talkative
    • Loss of appetite
    • Unusual excitability
    • Social withdrawal
    • Financial troubles
    • Aggression
    • Sleeping for long periods of time
    • Secretive behavior


    Are there other drugs like it? 

  • Methylphenidate

  • Amphetamine

    Is it legal? 

  • It is illegal if taken without a prescription or distributed unlawfully.



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