Survey on Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Stimulants Among College Students and Other Young Adults

A nationally representative survey confirms that the intentional misuse of prescription stimulants is becoming normalized among current college students and other young adults.

Key Takeaways

The study found that young adults often misuse prescription (Rx) stimulants as a way to manage the daily demands of academics, work and social pressures. Research also found that many young adults exaggerate symptoms to facilitate Rx stimulant misuse. Additional findings include the following: