College Students Using ADHD Drugs to Study for Exams


It’s final exam week for thousands of UW students on campus.
For years, some students have quietly taken drugs like Ritalin and Adderall to help them focus and prepare for exams.
The drugs are widely prescribed by physicians to help school children focus longer and perform better in school.
College students told WISC-TV it’s no secret that students use the medicines and get them illegally
An opinion article in Nature Magazine on Sunday suggested there is a responsible way for the “healthy to use the drugs without an ADHD diagnosis” – but many medical doctors disagree.
UW student Jonathan Roffee has been studying all weekend.
“Ten to twelve hours a day, takes a toll after a while,” said Roffee.