Adderall is a stimulant containing salts from amphetamine and dextroamphetamine.
While prescriptions for Adderall to treat children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, have stayed relatively flat, a recent study at Johns Hopkins University found the number of people abusing the drugs or seeking treatment at emergency rooms has increased significantly in recent years. Kids use it as a study aid and for other nonmedical uses at because people think the drug does not pose health risks.
The researchers found young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 are obtaining the drug from family or friends.
TAKEAWAY: If you are a parent with any ADHD lying around openly in your home, lock it down. These meds are not harmless candy.