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Writing their own prescription: Whitman students abuse Adderall to tackle workload

Writing their own prescription: Whitman students abuse Adderall to tackle workload

Shelly Le

February 23, 2012


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

Scholastic pressure at Whitman can be tremendous, especially as midterms approach and the end of the semester looms ahead. Some students turn to using Adderall without a prescription to help them manage their heavy workload. "I didn't feel compelled to take it, but I did have an all-nighter in front...

Numbers in the news

Shelly Le

February 23, 2012


Filed under NEWS

16 million Number of Americans age 12 and older who had taken a prescription pain reliever, tranquilizer, stimulant or sedative for nonmedical purposes at least once in 2009. 400 Percent increase in substance abuse treatment admissions for prescription pain relievers between 1998 and 2008. ...

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