Presentation on theme: "Think you need a pill to study for exams? What is Adderall?? Adderall is used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. It contains a combination of amphetamine."— Presentation transcript:
Think you need a pill to study for exams?
What is Adderall?? Adderall is used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. It contains a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, which are central nervous system stimulants that affect chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control.
You can get in trouble with the law. It’s illegal to use a drug without a prescription. It’s also illegal to dispense Adderall to other people even if you got it with a prescription.
It’s dangerous to your health. – Adderall is habit forming when used in higher doses than recommended or for extended periods of time. – It can cause sudden death in people with serious heart problems. – Taking high doses can result in an irregular heartbeat, dangerously high body temperatures, and/or the potential for cardiovascular failure or seizures.seizures – An overdose can be fatal.
Common side effects. Nausea, loss of appetite, stomach pain, dry mouth, anxiety, agitation, mood changes, feeling nervous, sleep problems, headache, weakness, and dizziness.
Instead of taking a pill, study smarter. Study for exams a little bit everyday a few days, or even a week, beforehand. This helps you commit the information to long-term memory, instead of trying to cram the night before.
Seek out help with these resources. – Individual Academic Counseling Sessions: call _____ at ____________ to schedule an appointment to discuss study strategies. – Mid-term and Final intervention: if you have a C- or lower in any of your classes halfway through the semester, get support and turn things around for the second half of the semester. – Self-Help resources: Check out websites and books about about time management, note taking, study strategies, reading strategies, and exam preparation.
Submitted by Nicole Ward, Miami University of Ohio