Some therapists believe that it helps people to bring out their true feelings in a peaceful and open manner. Nevertheless, the government classified it as a drug with no recorded medical use and high abuse potential. MDMA is now illegal in the United States. The increase in the dosage of Ecstasy is partially due to the popularity of raves. Raves are underground parties that are open for nearly twelve hours.
The drugs are most commonly kept in bathrooms or bedside tables where they are most easily remembered. Think about how easy it is for someone to come and take them without anyone knowing. Teens most commonly will take them and either sell them or take them for recreational use. 20% of parents admit to giving a teen a prescription which was not prescribed to the kid. Some parents bought their teen medication, thinking it would help them perform better in school.
This drug is not very expensive and it can be easily found. According to the article called “Rohypnol, The Date Rape Drug,” by Richard H. Schwartz and Andrea B. Weaver, tablets wholesale for about $ 1.00 and retail for about $ 4.00-$5.00 each. High school and college students use it because they think that if it is legal in other countries then it must not b... ... middle of paper ... ... when they passed out. Drugs are always going to be around but we need to keep on educating people and helping those who need help to quit their addiction. I have heard many abusers of drugs say that they want to quit but they do not know how or where to go to get the help that they need.
This is said with the idea that even though Adderall is a Schedule II Substance, it doesn’t seem as dangerous or serious as heroin. A big part in the philosophy of this is because it’s extremely easy to obtain on college campuses. In an interview done by Hercampus.com, Amanda states that, “On my campus, […] Adderall is extremely easy to find. Sometimes you don’t even have to ask for it if your friends take it regularly and study with you often […] People will try to sell [Adderall] to get cash for laundry money” (Gladu 2015). Even though it’s a Schedule II drug, a nationwide survey showed that it’s only considered as “very dangerous” by two percent of students.
Professor Still was observing children that showed the signs of a person diagnosed with ADHD. He noted how children could not sit still for a certain period of time nor could they stay quiet. He believed that this “restlessness” originated from somewhere inside the brain. This theory was supported by Bradley in 1937, Bradley discovered a psycho-stimulant amphetamine that could reduce the levels of hyperactivity. ADHD is a common disorder, about 30%-40% of children are affected by ADHD.
MDMA is popular at raves because it fits the rave scene well; giving people the energy to stay awake and dance all night. It also allows shy and cautious people to be confident, open, and friendly ... ... middle of paper ... ...after using MDMA. If MDMA use is regular, the neuron’s ability to release serotonin will be destroyed, which could be a permanent effect. Works Cited Bigelow, Barbara. “Ecstasy (MDMA).” UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs & Addictive Substances.
Getting high is something that a lot of college students thrive off of; it makes them feel good and makes them a more social and happier person. Prescription drugs are a fast and easy way of doing this so that is what they resort too. Most decisions to try prescription drugs for social reasons are made while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs found in a study taken at several ... ... middle of paper ... ...e students. (2008, March 17). NewsRx.
Most illegal users reported using ADHD stimulants primarily in periods of high academic stress, usually during finals week, and found them to reduce tiredness while increasing reading comprehension, interests, cognition and memory. ADHD meds have the same potential to help someone without ADHD improve concentration just as testosterone has the ability to help athletes boost their performance. Adderall is a very common drug that is abused by college students and young adults. It is defined as a “single-entity amphetamine product combining the neutral sulfate salts of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine saccharate and I-smphetamine aspartate” (Stolz 585). Approximately 20-... ... middle of paper ... ...
“Teens say they can get prescription drugs easier than beer, marijuana, etc.”(Friedman) “Teens that know prescription drug abusers say that 34% get it from their parents, at home, or in the medicine cabinet. The other 31% said that they get it from friends or classmates.” (Friedman) The study shows that teens have very easy ways to get ahold of drugs. It also makes it easier for kids to get a hold of drugs when their parents are lacking responsibility. “A few decades ago, parents used to have a lock on the liquor cabinet. Maybe there should be a lock on the medicine cabinet.” Says CASA chairman Joseph Califano Jr. (Friedman) Parents even have the choice to help their kids be aware by teaching about how drugs are dangerous and harmful.
High school and college students have been known to take the drug to stay awake and increase their attention span when studying. The drug is also used recreationally in combination with alcohol. "Recreational" refers to using drugs solely to get high, not to treat a medical condition. Alcohol is a depressant and drinking too much of it slows people down and makes them feel tired. So some people combine methylphenidate and alcohol because itPage 809 | Top of Article allows them to stay awake and interact with others while continuing to drink.