The nonmedical use of Adderall, a medication used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is on the rise.
Why? Quite frankly, teens are stressed out – and they think abusing Adderall is a way to cope with the demands and pressures of balancing school and the more rigorous academic standards they are facing today. Being the “best and the brightest” to some teens, means experimenting with medicines they think might give them an advantage.
But despite the perceptions of many teens, Adderall isn’t a “smart drug.” Research shows that using ADHD medication makes no difference in testing or academic performance. And it’s dangerous. The misuse of prescription Adderall has led to an increase in related emergency room visits.
You can help us stop the abuse of ADHD medications. Our Above the Influence program shows teens the right way to cope with daily pressures and stress, so that they don’t feel compelled to abuse medicines like Adderall. OurMedicine Abuse Project provides resources for parents, law enforcement officials, health care providers, and educators, so that everyone can take a stand and help end medicine abuse.
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Please make a tax-deductible donation to the Partnership right now to ensure that all families get the help that they need to prevent teen medicine abuse.