What are common "study drugs" ?

Drugs used by students are "study drugs", like Adderall?

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Prescription Drugs

Medication prescribed for the treatment of ADD and ADHD is often abused by those looking to boost academic performance.

drug-abuse

Drug Abuse

Many teens and college students abuse friends' prescription medication to get ahead in school.

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Amphetamines

Amphetamines are psychostimulant drugs used to increase wakefulness and focus, and carry a high-potential for abuse.


Citicholine is sometimes considered a "study drug" although it is an herbal supplement. It's been investigated for cognitive impairment, and commercially some supplement makers claim it enhances attention and memory, and can be "focus-boosting".

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answered 09 May '12, 15:59

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Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, Metadate, Methylin, and Rubifen are commonly used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adults. Because they are stimulants and may increase stamina and ability to stay focused and attention, while helping with self control and hyperactivity. They are sometime abused as "study drugs".

Adderall is a prescription combination of amphetamines (stimulants).

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