This post was most recently updated on March 3rd, 2017
The Coalition to Prevent ADHD Medication Misuse (CPAMM) is a diverse group of organizations with representation from the medical community (The American Academy of Family Physicians), mental health advocacy groups (CHADD and JED), college administrators (NASPA), collegiate student leaders (The BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA), and pharmaceutical community (Shire).
Shire is the sole funder of CPAMM. Other partner organizations do not provide financial contributions to CPAMM. On a case-by-case basis, partners may be compensated to execute research and programming proposals for expenses incurred, as approved by the Coalition. All partners, including Shire, voluntarily contribute to the Coalition through their areas of expertise.
We strive to be a trusted source of information on the issue of prescription stimulant medication misuse, abuse and diversion, with a primary focus on college students. CPAMM will use its knowledge to make a difference and help prevent the nonmedical use of these medications for any reason.
College students primarily misuse believing it will result in academic gain, but as the issue persists, the reasons for misuse have expanded to include misusing prescription stimulants to party,1 lose weight,2 and even to improve athletic performance.3