Top 5 ADHD medications abused as 'study drugs' 2011

This statistic shows the Top 5 ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) stimulant medications abused as 'study drugs' by U.S. high school students in 2011. In that year, the medication Adderall XR - manufactured by Shire since 2001 - was one of the most abused drugs among high school students in the United States. Adderall XR was prescribed some 1.6 million times for children with ADHD between 10 and 19 years of age.

Top 5 ADHD medications abused as 'study drugs' by U.S. high school students in 2011

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Source

Release date

June 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

2011

Age group

10-19 years

Supplementary notes

* Amphetamines.
** Methylphenidates.

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