Prescription drug abuse common among college students, including those at OU

(OU Daily, February 3) Abuse of prescription stimulants among college students is extremely common, especially for those who struggle with addiction and mental illness.

The amount of college students who take ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)/ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) medications such as Adderall, Ritalin and Vyvanse continues to increase each year, and the percentage of college students who report using these stimulant medications without a prescription ranges from 5 to 35 percent, according to the Center on Addiction. Read more.