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Published September 18, 2012, 09:37 PM

Doctors, Officials Warn About the Dangers of Adderall Abuse

The prescription drug Adderall is widely abused by teens and college students across the nation but officials say the problem is abusers don't know its effects and consequences.

The prescription drug Adderall is widely abused by teens and college students across the nation but officials say the problem is abusers don't know its effects and consequences.

Recently there's been an Adderall shortage nationwide and some believe it's due to people abusing the drug and keeping it from those who really need it.

A nurse told WDAZ today that students or people prescribed the drug who call and say they've lost their prescription are not given another prescription, so doctors take this and other stimulants very seriously. Adderall is usually prescribed to those with ADD or ADHD, and possibly for other reasons as well, depending on the patient of course.

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