Prescription stimulant abuse common in young adults

November 13, 2014 8:09 PM

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Prescription stimulant abuse common in young adults

Young adults aged 18 to 25 report using prescription stimulants to help them stay awake, study or improve their work or school performance.

Nearly one in every five college students abuses prescription stimulants, according to a new survey sponsored by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. The survey also found that one in seven non-students of similar age also report abusing stimulant medications.

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