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Ritalin and Adderall Abuse Fast Facts
Ritalin and Adderall are stimulant drugs often prescribed to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Both drugs are often abused by users who take them without a prescription or in a way that differs from a doctor’s advice.
About 60% percent of the non-medical use of Adderall is by young American adults between the ages of 18 and 25.
Abuse of Adderall in that age group increased by 67% in the years between 2006 and 2011. Emergency room visits related to the drug rose 156% in the same time period.
The majority of abusers obtain Adderall from their family or friends. About 16% of American college students report having taken Ritalin or a related drug for recreational purposes.
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Ritalin/Adderall Addiction Caregiver Tips
- Don’t be unrealistically afraid of addiction. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a common diagnosis among children, and Ritalin and Adderall are commonly prescribed to treat the disorder. When used correctly, the drugs are an effective treatment for the disorder, and they are very unlikely to be addictive.