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Students and ADHD Prescription (Rx) Stimulant Medication Misuse

Many college students don’t see ADHD prescription (Rx) misuse as harmful. Learning more about ADHD Rx misuse is the first step toward prevention.

The facts below can help. A 2014 national online survey of 2,056 US college students examined perceptions about ADHD prescription stimulant misuse, abuse and diversion. Among that group, 164 were diagnosed with ADHD, 582 were student athletes, and 318 were members of a fraternity or sorority.

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Consequences &
Misperceptions

How Misuse May Affect Students

Students may not be aware of the legal, academic and medical consequences of ADHD prescription (Rx) stimulant medication misuse, or the consequences of trivializing a real psychiatric disorder.

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The Reality of ADHD

ADHD is a real neurobehavioral disorder. When students give away their medication or take medication that’s not their own, they’re trivializing the disorder.

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Helpful Information About Misusers

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Say Something Now

Speak out by printing a poster
to hang where students will see.

As a college administrator, you have a unique opportunity to talk to college-aged students about ADHD prescription stimulant medication misuse, abuse & diversion.

Choose from one of our prewritten posters, or scroll through to write your own.

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What's Your Role?

You have the unique opportunity to help prevent misuse on campus. Select your role to see how.

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