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TOPIC: Most Parents Unaware of Teens’ Use of Study Drugs

Most Parents Unaware of Teens’ Use of Study Drugs 22 May 2013 16:23 #163

Most Parents Unaware of Teens’ Use of Study Drugs
Posted May 21, 2013 by Rick Nauert PhD reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

As students prepare for final exams, some will turn to a prescription amphetamine or other stimulant to gain an academic edge.

Yet a new University of Michigan poll shows only one in 100 parents of teens 13 to 17 years old believes that their teen has used a study drug.

Study drugs often include stimulant medications prescribed for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Common drugs abused for this purpose include Adderall, Concerta, Ritalin, and Vyvanse.

Researchers discovered that among parents of teens who have not been prescribed a stimulant medication for ADHD, only 1 percent believes their teen has used a study drug to help study or improve grades.

The finding stems from the latest University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.


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