Navigation Links
Adderall a Miracle Drug to College Students
Date:5/11/2010

CHICAGO, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Adderall is a drug widely reported to increase alertness, concentration and overall cognitive performance, while decreasing fatigue – but it is also a drug widely abused across college campuses. During final exams time and throughout the year, students are consuming this highly addictive drug in order to study, as well as in many cases to lose weight due to the loss of appetite realized when Adderall is taken.

Prescribed on a regular basis to treat ADHD and ADD, Adderall is being sold and handed out in mass quantities to individuals with no prescriptions. The problem is getting worse and Kimberly Dennis, M.D., Medical Director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, wants to spread the word about the harmful effects of this drug.

"Adderall is over prescribed to all populations, by general psychiatrists and even addiction psychiatrists, without informed consent or understanding by the psychiatrist of dependency risks," said Dr. Dennis. "Many people with addictions and eating disorders seek out psychiatrists who will give them Adderall prescriptions with little to no therapy, diagnostic detail or consideration of non-medication alternatives."

The problem has been researched by The National Survey on Drug Use and Health, who in a 2009 survey found that, "full-time college students aged 18 to 22 were twice as likely as their counterparts who were not full-time college students to have used Adderall non-medically in the past year."

Dr. Dennis believes the best medication for attention deficit disorder is ongoing, consistent and loving therapeutic attention. Due diligence must be done by professionals to decrease the amount of these prescriptions handed out, and subsequently decrease the amount of abuse widely seen on college campuses. And education to college students on the drug's addictive nature is key to stopping the severity of abuse being seen.

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center is located on 43 beautiful acres just outside Chicago, offering a nurturing environment of recovery for women ages 12 and older struggling to overcome eating disorders, substance abuse, mood disorders and co-occurring disorders. By serving with uncompromising care, relentless compassion and an unconditional joyful spirit, we help our residents help themselves in their recovery. For more information, visit www.timberlineknolls.com or call 877.257.9611.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Shire and Teva Settle Litigation Concerning Supply of ADDERALL XR Authorized Generic
2. Shire and Sandoz Settle all Pending Litigation Concerning ADDERALL XR(R)
3. Sharing Miracles Television Program to Feature Academy Award Nominee Lorraine Bracco
4. Win a $10,000 Education Fund for Your Miracle Child
5. Major League Baseball Star Aaron Boone on Sharing Miracles
6. Simmons Firms Partner Trent Miracle Chosen to Help Lead National Litigation Against Bayer
7. CorMatrix Announces Publication of Pre-Clinical Data in Journal of American College of Cardiology (JACC) Demonstrating the Role of CorMatrix ECM(TM) Technology in Remodeling Cardiac Tissue
8. Regado Biosciences, Inc. Introduces REG2, Its Second Product Candidate, at the American College of Cardiology Conference, 59th Annual Scientific Session, in Atlanta, Georgia on March 15, 2010
9. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina M. Benjamin to Deliver Commencement Address at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
10. InfraReDxs LipiScan(TM) Coronary Imaging System for Identification of Lipid Core Plaque to be Highlighted at 59th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology
11. American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Joint Science Advisory: AHA/ACC Issue Advisory on Diabetes Drugs and Heart Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition ... 2022" report to their offering. ... with kidney failure, it replaces the function of kidneys by ... and thus the treatment helps to keep the patient body,s ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial healthcare ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  In a startling report released today, National Safety ... lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. ... how states are tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. ... Kentucky , New Mexico , ... Of the 28 failing states, three – Michigan ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Capricor ... ), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, ... that patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne ... exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor expects ... third quarter of 2016, and to report top ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery ... of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , ... for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as ... City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 ... dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery ... are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA ... the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer ... ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Puradigm® ... Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations at its production facility, and ... Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete system of proactive air ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):