Adderall misuse on the rise in young adults


ASHLAND, Ore -- A national survey shows non-medical use of Adderall increased by 67 percent among adults between 2006 and 2011 and the number is still increasing.

The drug is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Students at Southern Oregon University admit they know at least one person who has used the drug as a "study tool" without it being prescribed. One student who has been diagnosed with ADHD said Adderall is dangerous and does not recommend using the drug.

"You will have some severe side affects. The first thing that you'll notice is that you start moving more. You start sweating. You're agitated. That's because you don't have ADHD and it's not going to treat it," said Brittany Swenson.

Many colleges have support groups for students who believe they might have a drug problem including SOU.

SOU offers recovery support called CORE for anyone who might think they have a drug addiction.

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