As per the recent findings, many office workers in the US are now using different amphetamine-based stimulant drugs, which are usually prescribed for ADHD patients, to boost work performance.
Adderall, Concerta and Vyvanse are some common stimulants that these workers are using to improve productivity.
Misuse of these drugs can cause many side effects such as addiction, anxiety and even hallucination if taken in high doses, which is why, this issue is more concerning than it seems. The findings reveal that many users get their hands on these ADHD pills through illegal sources, or by ‘pretending’ to have the symptoms of the disease to obtain a prescription.
Furthermore, the report also points out to how the use of these stimulants is spreading- more and more 18-34 year olds are taking these drugs, and the total number is now significantly high.
The abuse of Adderall in particular, has become more common in college students in the recent years.
“Given the increase in rates of abuse in college students over the last decade, it is essential that we understand the outcomes as they leave college and assume adult roles,” the researchers say.
What’s more, many users believe that if their colleagues too, use these brain enhancing drugs, they too, may need to use them to keep up with them.
According to the New York Observer, many white collar workers are used pills known as Nootropics to boost their working capability and to stay alert during long work days.
Most of these ADHD drugs contain amino acids, caffeine and herb extracts that boost memory performance, and are available in bottles online as well.