Adderall is a common pill used by college students to help them study for exams or just focus in general. Obviously it is a prescribed drug so these students should not have access to them. In my time being in college I have experienced multiple people obtaining this drug in thoughts of studying better. I thought to myself, how can someone put a pill down their throat when they aren’t prescribed or needed? This is a pill for people that have a serious diagnosed condition such as ADHD. What I discovered, which most students do not know is that their are actually some horrible side effects from taking this drug. This article says that anyone taking the drug that is not prescribed can encounter fast, pounding, uneven heartbeats and burning during urination. The list goes on about what can happen if you take this drug when not prescribed.
I believe that if so many students are obtaining these drugs so easily then this needs to be enforced a lot more heavily. Also if students think they need it so badly, why not go get tested for these disorders themselves? There are perfect alternates to keep you awake such as caffeine pills and energy drinks. I do not know what the world has come to that college students have to illegally obtain these drugs to study.
Source 1: http://www.rxlist.com/adderall-side-effects-drug-center.htm
Source 2: https://www.drugs.com/adderall.html