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41 J.L. & Educ. 585 (2012)
Adderall Abuse: Regulating the Academic Steroid

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Adderall Abuse: Regulating the Academic
Students illegally use Adderall, a prescription drug, every day to
enhance their abilities to study or to cram for exams. A recent survey
showed that 591 of 1387 students not diagnosed with Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) had used Adderall or other stimulants
without a prescription.' This means that 4.9% of eighth graders, 8.5% of
tenth graders, and at least 10% of twelfth graders have used Adderall
despite not having a prescription for the drug.' Approximately 25% of
college students admit to using Adderall to help prepare for and take
exams. Since 1990, sales of ADHD medications like Adderall have
increased by 400 percent
Adderall is defined as a single-entity amphetamine product combin-
ing the neutral sulfate salts of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine,
with the dextro isomer of amphetamine saccharate and d, I-amphetamine
aspartate. It is used to treat individuals with ADHD and Narcolepsy6
and works to enhance concentration by stimulating the production of
dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain.7 Students that do not have
ADHD are drawn to the drug because it over-stimulates the brain, creat-
ing super-enhanced focus.'
1. James Pavisian, Student Author. The Case For Human Ingenuity: How Adderall Has
Sullied the Game, 48 Washburn L.J. 175, 180 (2008).
2. Id. at 183.
3. Id.
4. Id. at 181.
5. Drugs.com, Adderall. http://www.drugs.com/pro/adderal.html (accessed Nov. 15, 2011).
6. Id.
7. Jennifer Schiffner. Harder Better, Faster Stronger: Regulating Illicit Adderall Use Among
Law Students and Law Schools. Berkeley Electronic Press 1. 1   2 (Jan. 2010),
8. Id. at 21 1.


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