Adderall Use Increases On College Campuses

Adderall is considered a schedule-two, controlled-substance drug under the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s five level list, with engaging in the buying or selling of schedule-one drugs considered as the highest offense. Other drugs categorized as schedule-two include cocaine, morphine and methamphetamine.

It’s a habit that has become increasingly common on college campuses across the nation. According to a July 2005 New York Times article, a study focusing on college campuses showed as many as 20 percent of students report using Ritalin or Adderall for academic assistance.

A study conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Services found that 4.5 million children ages 3 to 17 years of age have been diagnosed with ADHD. Boys were more than twice as likely as girls to be diagnosed with the condition at 11 percent, while 4 percent of girls were likely to be diagnosed.