Abusing Adderall considered cheating, some say

By Kylynn Pelkey |

For one Flagler senior, keeping a 3.0 GPA for the past four years has been tough but rewarding. This particular student, who prefers to remain anonymous, said even though he works hard for his good grades, he has used the drug Adderall to help him study every once in a while.

“With Adderall if you’re studying, it honestly just makes you focus completely,” the senior said.

Adderall has earned the nickname “Easy A” because it helps students to study harder, focus more, and in turn, earn better grades. Yet the problem of Adderall abuse on college campuses all over the nation is growing. Studies show that college students are twice as likely to abuse stimulant drugs, such as Adderall, as opposed to students not attending college at all.