Adderall is considered to have a high potential for misuse as a recreational drug .    Adderall tablets can be crushed and snorted, or dissolved in water and injected.  Injection into the bloodstream can be dangerous because insoluble fillers within the tablets can block small blood vessels.  Many postsecondary students have reported using this drug for study purposes in different parts of the developed world.  It is suggested in literature that the drugs themselves don't increase GPA (grade point average) for recreational users who do not have ADHD, and that a significant proportion of the users may be self-medicating for deeper underlying issues. 
One text that I have chosen to include in my inquiry 3 is an article published by Stefanie Stolz titled “Adderall Abuse: Regulating The Academic Steroid”. This type of mode, being an article I found on lexis nexis, is a very popular mode surrounding the issue of adderall abuse. The solid points that the article makes is how adderall is so easily accessible to students on college campuses. It also informs the reader of what adderall is made of. The most intriguing thing the article includes that I will look to stress on in my paper is that adderall is listed as a schedule II drug, landing on a spot on the same list of drugs including cocaine, morphine, and many other dangerous drugs. Stefanie Stolz makes the point that Universities are also part of the problem, allowing students to become prescribed adderall at their own medical centers. She believes adderall abuse is a serious problem and needs to be taken more seriously. The article is rather popular as it has been published in the The Journal of Law & Education. Stolz is an attorney and attended the University of Louisville, so her clear connection to the public issue is unclear, but her sources and information is clearly bias against adderall abuse and her work was published in The Journal of Law & Education, establishing her credibility.
Hi Anna, I know this is kind of late, but I am a 19 year old junior working towards my . in Community and Organizational Psychology. I was recently diagnosed with ADHD. My doctor and I tried a slew of meds pretty quickly. I have to say – your doctor is right. You can go off Concerta cold turkey. I was on it for a month and my doctor and I decided that it controlled my impulses and hyperactvity but did nothing for my inattention (I have combined type ADHD). He took me off of Concerta and immediately prescribed me Vyvanse, my current ADHD medication. I did not notice any negative side effects of the quick switch in meds. My mood was stable, I wasn’t physically withdrawing from Concerta, and my sleep pattern remained steady.