Adderall Infographic

COMMONLY PRESCRIBED TO TREAT ADHD, ADDERALL IS ONE OF THE MOST COMMONLY ABUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, PARTICULARLY POPULAR AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE LOOKING FOR AN ACADEMIC EDGE.

THE RISE OF ADDERALL

2.4 Million AMERICANS ABUSE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, which equates to about 6,600 people per day abusing some type of medication

WOMEN ARE SLIGHTLY MORE LIKELY THAN MEN to abuse prescription drugs

1 Million PRESCRIPTIONS FOR ADDERALL AND OTHER STIMULANTS in 1991

15 Million PRESCRIPTIONS FOR ADDERALL AND OTHER STIMULANTS in 2010

WHO USES AND ABUSES ADDERALL

1 in 3 ADDERALL ABUSERS are between 12 and 17

8th Graders who abuse Adderall

  • 4.5% Atleast Once
  • 2.9% In the Past Year
  • 1.3% In the Past Month

10th Graders who abuse Adderall

  • 8.9% Atleast Once
  • 6.5% In the Past Year
  • 2.8% In the Past Month

12th Graders who abuse Adderall

  • 12% Atleast Once
  • 7.9% In the Past Year
  • 3.3% In the Past Month

1 in 5 SUICIDE DEATHS AMONG THE 15-24 AGE GROUP, the person exhibited evidence of prescription drug abuse

ADDERALL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS

FULL-TIME COLLEGE STUDENTS 18-22 ARE MORE THAN TWICE AS LIKELY AS NON-COLLEGE STUDENTS OF THE SAME AGE TO USE ADDERALL

6.4% FULL-TIME COLLEGE STUDENTS 18-22 say they had abused Adderall over the past year

AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO ADMITTED TO NON-MEDICAL ADDERALL USE:

  • 80% Smoked pot
  • 25% Abused Prescription Tranquilizers
  • 45% Abused Prescription Painkillers
  • 29% Used Cocaine

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