Life of Becka

Confessions of a Dreamer

Tag Archives: addiction to prescription drugs

Nonmedical Use of Adderall

Full-time college students who were nonmedical users of Adderall® were almost 3 times as likely as those who had not used Adderall® nonmedically to have used marijuana in the past year (79.9 vs. 27.2 percent), 8 times more likely to have used cocaine in that period (28.9 vs. 3.6 percent), 8 times more likely to have been nonmedical users of prescription tranquilizers (24.5 vs. 3.0 percent), and 5 times more likely to have been nonmedical users of prescription pain relievers (44.9 vs. 8.7 percent)

July 10, 2009

Prescription Drug Abuse Chart

However, in 2003, approximately 15 million Americans reported using a prescription drug for nonmedical reasons at least once during the year.

July 8, 2009

My Journey Part 1

Life has not always been easy for me over the years but I am working each day to make it better. While I have found my life’s passion by becoming a self-taught graphic design and photography manipulation specialist, I have also struggled for years with addiction to an amphetamine based ADHD drug called Adderral. It has wreaked havoc on my personal and professional life and each day is a slow (and sometimes) painful step towards recovery.

July 8, 2009