Adderall seen as wonder drug for test taking

Last year we wrote about the rise of Adderall abuse. It was being abused by soccer moms wanting help with weight loss and who thought they needed a “pick me up.”

The NYT has an article on how students are taking it to help them focus for tests:

The drug was not cocaine or heroin, but Adderall, an amphetamine prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder that the boy said he and his friends routinely shared to study late into the night, focus during tests and ultimately get the grades worthy of their prestigious high school in an affluent suburb of New York City. The drug did more than just jolt them awake for the 8 a.m. SAT; it gave them a tunnel focus tailor-made for the marathon of tests long known to make or break college applications.

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