Increase in local students abusing Adderall

Healthcare professionals working to fight drug abuse say they're noticing a big problem that is only getting worse. They are seeing more local students abusing the stimulant, Adderall, and not understanding how dangerous it can be.

Adderall is often prescribed for people diagnosed with attention deficit disorders, including ADHD.

Health professionals want parents to understand that abusing this type of drug can lead to serious health issues. They say some people view Adderall as just something to take if you need to study hard.