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Keep your teens away from Adderall!!

Posted by on Dec. 6, 2017 at 8:01 PM
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When students are abusing Adderall, many are unaware of its consequences. A study of young adults aged 18 from 28 showed that 40% were completely unaware of the legal consequences of buying, selling and using prescription drugs without a prescription of their own. Under the law selling Adderall, Ritalin or Vyvanse can be treated just like selling cocaine or meth.

According to state drug laws, certain prescription medications are classified as a Schedule 2 controlled substance, which is the same class coke and meth fall under. Just having possession of the prescription alone can result in fines and possibly jail. Selling can make the punishment much worse, and in California you could face a $5,000 fine and 5 years in jail. It seems like a pretty big risk to make $3-$15 a pill.

On top of actual jail time and large fines, your schooling can be affected as well. Pleading guilty to any drug charge could cause you to lose your federal student aid. If you don't please guilty, your school could still place you on Academic suspension or probation. Each school has a different drug policy but any use on campus is prohibited. The results will depend on the type of drug, the amount and if it's your first offense. Along with the Academic suspension, it can cause your graduation to be delayed. You will have to prove that you have complied with the school's rules and penalties.

When you are able to graduate, your chances of furthering your education could be affected. Some grad schools will turn students down due to pass offenses. Some won't turn potential students down right away, but it could give another student a better chance at admission.

Students looking to find an alternative to the Adderall abuse in colleges can look into the various herbal remedies, vitamins and supplements that will help them help with their grades and avoid serious jail time.

by on Dec. 6, 2017 at 8:01 PM
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wakymom
by Gold Member on Dec. 8, 2017 at 8:11 PM

Luckily, ds1 knows that whatever the law does to him would be mild compared to what dh and I would do if he ever tries selling/abusing his Adderall prescription (he has ADD).

Ds2 and dd know better than to touch their brother's meds- again, Mom and Dad's wrath would be worse than anything the schools or law could do.










 

sarahfire
by Member on Dec. 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM

I wouldn't even give that crap to my child if a doctor prescribed it. Its essentially legal speed. No way in hell.

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