The RxU Infographic Explores Pills in The Classroom

By: Courtney Scharf - Published: Aug 16, 2012 • References: alliedhealthworld and holykaw.alltop
This RxU infographic explores the increasing use of ADHD pills in scholastic environments, both legally and illegally.

Shockingly, 34% of university students were found to be using ADHD medication without a prescription, compared to the mere 4% who did. The recreational use of these chemicals, along with other critical aspects of the issue, are discussed in this chart. One of the most startling aspects detailed in the piece is a section regarding teen's perception of the drugs. Citing that many feel the pills do not pose a threat, the infographic shows that many misunderstand the risks, and that they may actually be addictive.

Highlighting a topic that seems to become more and more relevant every year, this pill abuse infographic is a must-read for students, particularly those who are preparing to enter college in the near future.