Survey finds 1 in 5 college students abuse prescription drugs

November 24, 2014 3:44 PM

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Survey finds 1 in 5 college students abuse prescription drugs

A new survey of college students found that one in five has abused prescription drugs to manage stress at least once in their lifetime.

The study, conducted by Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, polled 1,600 students and found that 60 percent admitted to abusing Adderall, 20 percent admitted to abusing Ritalin and 14 percent abused Vyvanse. The drugs are prescribed for patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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