Monday Nov. 4 at 10 pm
We hear lots about performance-enhancing drugs in sports but how much have you ever heard about drugs some people think can enhance academic performance? Your kids probably know about them and what they believe about them could be dangerous. The medications are designed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, known as ADHD, but many teens and young adults think of them as "study drugs." The misuse of these prescription stimulants is part of the bigger problem of prescription drug abuse and the misconception that pills – even if they belong to someone else -- must be safe because a doctor prescribed them. During this special presentation from CADCA, The Myth of "Study Drugs": The Problem of Prescription Stimulant Misuse, we'll hear about the scope of this problem and how it spreads from middle school, to high school, to college. Learn what the research shows about the young people who use these pills, their likelihood to participate in similar risky behaviors, and other consequences. One girl and her family will share their story about how taking pills in order to do better in school affected their lives forever.