This is becoming a trend, and medical professional are expressing great concern over its misuse. The overuse of the stimulants is having many side-effects and it can lead to anxiety, hallucination and addiction.
Regulators have found that along with Adderall, other stimulants which are commonly used are Vyvanse and Concerta.
Regulators have found that the usage of the stimulants is becoming popular in working class as well, to improve their performance and to stay alert at work.
Previously, such stimulants were only being used by student community.
These stimulants are prescribed to people who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD which is characterized by hyperactivity, impulsiveness and inability to focus.
Doctors said that the working class, who are feeling the pressure at workplace, has forced them to turn towards the stimulants, and a new trend of using the stimulants is seen in the working class.
Kimberly Dennis, the medical director of Timberline Knolls, a substance-abuse treatment facility for women outside Chicago said, “We are definitely seeing more than one year ago, more than two years ago, especially in the age range of 25 to 45.”
The other way by which workers are getting attracted towards the stimulants is by seeing their peers doing so, and it is a competitive world and they don’t want to underperform than their co-workers so taking the stimulant will help them to work for long hours without getting stressed out.
Many people are even acting as if they are suffering from ADHD to get a prescription written down for them and others get the drug from illegal dealers.
It is federal crime to obtain or sell medicine without a valid prescription from a registered medical practitioner.
Some companies have been banned the use of stimulants for safety reasons.
The Federal Aviation Authority has made it mandatory for pilot to refrain from taking stimulants before flights.