I'm currently doing a speech on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and students. How often would you say a person would try to fake ADHD to obtain Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & what do you think?

TOO BAD. No idea of how often. Many questions - what if the meds show the student did have adhd? Would it help enough to be worth it? I understand that some students do. I assume it helps some of them. Those who use it for better athletic performance can find it may worsen performance. It raises the inner question: what do I need to believe I am good enough?

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It seems everyone has adhd? Do they say that to get adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

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I use to take 20 mg adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but it quit helping with my adhd. Is there anything else I can try?

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Should I try other drugs that offer relief from my adhd, or should I stick to adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? I don't mind it but wondering if others my have better results

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I have ADHD and I haven't took meds for it in a few years I tried various meds but I want to look into Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) what would my doc. Most likely say?

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No insurance or job. Ft student. Any dr. Or prescription discount programs available for ADHD and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR (brand or gen?)

Meds without $. Many of the drug companies have programs to assist those with low income. If you were to visit their web site you can find indigent programs - and the forms to fill out to apply. Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) another adderall-like product, continues to have coupons that can assist with payment. Read more...
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