According to a new study, 25% of teens in some middle and high schools in the US admit to abusing prescription stimulants used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the year before. The study found that these teens use these drugs to boost their academic performance, stay awake and lose weight. The researchers are concerned about the harmful effects of these drugs, including addiction and adverse physical and mental health outcomes. The study urges school officials to monitor the use of these drugs among students, implement drug education and policies to deter abuse.
Today: December 9, 2023