The Study Drug: Dangers of Unprescribed Adderall

With everything coming to end this semester, students sometimes need a slight edge to finish all their tasks. While some rely on coffee and proper study management to complete all their final projects, others rely on an unprescribed medication: Adderall. Commonly used to treat medical conditions like ADD and ADHD, student who aren’t prescribed often reach out to drug distributors. But are they putting themselves at risk by not having a proper diagnosis? I spoke to not only a medical doctor who commonly diagnosis and treats patients with ADHD, but also a student who is currently taking the medication unprescribed.

Our exclusive interview with a former distributor of Adderall. 

-Austin Trung Nguyen

@stinnguyen