Stimulating the Severity of Stimulants

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Stimulating the Severity of Stimulants

Presented to
Gil Kerlikowske
National Drug Control Policy Director
White House Administration

Presented by
Ethan George
Student of business management

April 10, 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Stimulating the Severity of Stimulants…………………………………………………………1
Memorandum…………………………………………………………………………………….3
Executive Summary……………………………………………………………………………...4
Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………5
Purpose of the Report ………………………………………………………………………...…...5
What are Stimulants?.......................................................................................................................5
Stimulants and ADHD…………………………………………………………………………….5
The Problem and Causes……………………………………………………………………..….6
Chart 1…………………………………………………………………………………..…………6
Table 1…………………………………………………………………………………………….7
Chart 2……………………………………………………………………………………………..7
Nonmedical Use of Prescription Stimulants……………………………………………………8
Contrary Findings……………………………………………………………..…………………8
Table 2…………………………………………………………………………………………….9
The Danger of Prescription Stimulants……...…………………………………………………9
Short Term Side Effects……………………………………………………………………….…10
Continual Use Side Effects………………………………………………………………………10
Conclusion……….……………………………………………………………..………….........10
Works Cited……………………………………………………………………………………..11

Memorandum

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide insight to the problem of the rise in use of prescription stimulants in college students. The nonmedical use of these stimulants is dangerous. What seems to make it the most dangerous is the fact that the severity is underestimated.

Reasons why students take stimulants: * Stay awake. * Concentrate. * Get high. * Party. * Focus.

Students believe that these benefits outweigh the risk. The fact is, they don’t even come close.…...

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