What is Adderall? Does it help you study? Are there risks associated with it?


Adderall (similar to Ritalin) is a prescription drug for ADHD treatment.  It is sometimes abused by non-ADHD college students in hopes that it will enhance focus and academic performance, but the effects of these drugs on non-ADHD students actually produce mixed results and can be counterproductive (as well as being illegal and dangerous). For more details, see this brief article on Adderall and academic pressure.