Thursday, May 5, 2011

Study Drugs remain problem on Ole Miss campus during finals

In recent years, study drugs, such as Adderall and Ritalin, have become more and more popular among college campuses. The University of Mississippi is no exception. A recent survey among college students read that over 25% of students have tried study drugs to help study in the past year. As finals week draws near, more and more students turn to these drugs to help keep them focused during the hectic week.

These drugs are amphetamine based. Most students do not know, or do not take into account, that taking these drugs not prescribed to them is a felony, punishable the same as possession of oxycontin or morphine. These drugs can be very addictive or habit forming, with a wide range of side effects. So before you "pop an Addy" to help study for a test, be careful of what you are getting yourself into...

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