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20 Jul: Adderall, Ritalin among prescription drugs abused by college students

College kids are abusing prescription drugs more than ever before, and clearly shady Internet dealers are part of the problem. From UWire: According to a Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse report, the percentage of college students abusing prescription drugs has increased dramatically over the past two decades … Heidi Cuda, the regional director for Iowa City, Iowa’s Mid-Eastern Council on Chemical Abuse, named Adderall and Ritalin as two prescription drugs commonly abused by students. The number of students taking these ADHD medications has increased 93 percent from 1993 to 2005… “They are stimulants; they give you confidence and make you more alert,” she said. “People take them to stay up longer, but they usually crash, bringing their energy level…