When it comes to college, many students study in libraries or close-by coffee shops, isolating themselves from human contact to cram for tests. With such heavy workload, many students partake in substances, such as energy drinks and coffee, to stay awake and focus.
However, another substance has become increasingly popular amongst college students, especially during finals weeks. This substance is Adderall, a medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. However, Adderall is considered a DEA Schedule II substance, making it illegal to use without a prescription.
Why is it Considered Illegal?
Adderall is composed of two stimulate drugs: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Together, these drugs affect and control chemicals in the brain as well as nerves. Adderall is considered dangerous since it has the ability to affect a person’s nervous system. Furthermore, studies show these drugs have high potential for abuse and can lead to severe psychological and physical dependence.
Furthermore, a person who takes Adderall without a medical prescription may cause the following side effects:
- Decrease in appetite
- Dry or cottoned mouth
Despite the array of side effects, a reported 81% of college students state the drug poses no potential harms, claiming, “It isn’t dangerous at all.” However, due to the dangers caused by Adderall, law enforcement officers are paying better attention to drug activity around college campuses, especially because drugs, such as Adderall, have become so popular.
What if I am Caught with Adderall Without a Prescription?
A person caught in possession of Adderall without a prescription can be charged with a misdemeanor and face up to one year in jail. Of course, the consequences may change if a person is caught illegally selling the substance.
For this reason, any person that has been charged for the possession of Adderall should seek legal help right away. Without proper representation, you may face severe penalties as well as an affected criminal record. The Los Angeles drug crime lawyers at Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners understand the stresses and anxieties that come along with such charges. That is why we are here - to serve you and to work hard at having your charges dropped or reduced.
When your rights are on the line, you don’t have much time. Call our Los Angeles drug crime attorneys at Stephen G. Rodriguez & partners today.