If you’ve tracked with CPYU over the last few years you know that we are regularly warning parents and youth workers about the abuse of stimulants that have come to be known as “study drugs.” Some of the most commonly abused stimulants are the drugs prescribed to treat ADD and ADHD. The abuse of these drugs is not limited to those who have been diagnosed with ADD and ADHD. In fact, many who have been diagnosed are turning around and selling their prescriptions to classmates who are looking for some illicit help when it comes to studying and staying focused.
We believe that parents need to be aware of this trend. Youth workers. . . do your parents a favor and give them this helpful infographic. In addition, you can listen in to today’s one-minute “Youth Culture Today” on “Study Drugs.”