Your teen is waking up later than usual. Is this something you should chalk up to changing hormones and the tiring demands of schoolwork and social activities? Or could it be that your teen is misusing his or her attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medications? Both are possibilities, and it’s the latter that the National Institute on Drug Abuse says is cause for concern. (more…)
A new internet tool can now help quickly connect New Yorkers struggling with alcohol and drug addiction to the proper care, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday. (more…)
Just because amphetamines like Adderall are prescribed by a doctor doesn’t necessarily make them safe to use, one expert says.
The second half of the school year can be a stressful time for high schoolers with the SAT, ACT, final exams and other important academic events on the agenda. (more…)
This article originally appeared on Drugabuse.com
Adderall is most commonly known for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but its use as a study aid has effectively turned this medication into one of the most widely used – and abused – recreational drugs among teenagers and young adults. (more…)