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Seen At 11: Colleges, Universities Crack Down On ‘Study Drugs’

CBS New York

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NEW YORK (CBS 2) — More than a third of college students take prescription medications to help them study – even if they don’t have a prescription.

But as CBS 2’s Kristine Johnson reported, when students return to school after summer break, they may find it a lot harder to get their hands on the so-called “study drugs.”

One overwhelmed college freshman said taking medication intended for attention deficit disorder gave him a boost. He said he already had a lot of friends who were on the medication.

“I had taken some of theirs and that helped me,” said the student, who asked not to be identified.

It is all part of a growing college trend called “academic doping.” Students use stimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin to help them focus and achieve academic excellence.

And many take the drugs without a prescription – or…

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