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Adderall has been a big helper to people coping with ADHD.  This includes children diagnosed with the condition.

But adderall is also one drug that is frequently misused by people of all ages.

The Seattle Times’ Larry Stone takes a look at how it is popular in professional sports as a performance enhancer.

Teens also abuse it as a study enhancer.

In a recent anti drug coalition meeting in Orange County, California, several teens were in attendance.

They were asked about kids using adderall and other so called “study drugs.”

Several admitted that they know of use on campus by their peers.

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We used to see an explosion of this in college, as students were trying to keep up between midterms and papers.

But high schoolers are now looking for that competitive edge, as they know they kid sitting in the desk across the aisle could be gunning for the spot at their preferred college.

Most parents don’t realize that a drug like adderall needs to be monitored for when it comes to trying to prevent or detect teen drug use.

Too many parents focus on their nose as the detection agent for marijuana and alcohol.

But many popular drugs of abuse can’t be smelled by the nose.

Parents also cannot be naive to think that because their student is a straight A student or takes AP classes that they are drug free.

There are many kids with a 4.0 GPA that have overdosed on drugs.

If you’re a parent of a teen who is prescribed adderall by the family doctor, make sure they take their dosage as recommended.

That means despite the fact that Johnny or Mary are now 17 and 18 years old, you know how many pills are in the bottle at all times, and you watch them take it.

Kids with prescriptions can take it haphazardly, trying to get by without it at times, so that they can abuse it later.

Many kids sell or trade their medications for money and/or other drugs.

If you are a parent and you see your child acting a little strange come finals time, don’t just immediately assume it to be stress related.

There may be other factors involved.

America’s Parenting Coach, Tim Chapman, says that more kids are abusing study drugs because they are just trying to keep up with the other guy. He says it’s akin to athletes doping to keep up with competitors.

It’s a reminder that the drug debate, needs to include substances like study helpers, relaxers, and sleeping aids.

Citing the competition between students, more college coeds are turning to drugs to help them study.

Drug use is part of the college experience.

It can’t be stopped, and most make it through the stupidity just fine.

Others develop addictions, being a life-long battle with drugs, or die from the experimentation that they first start between the ages of 18-22.

Benzos, barbiturates, and opiates are popular for teens. Detect them easily in 3-minutes.

But now we are seeing information from a survey from Hillsdale College shows that 15% use study drugs that aren’t prescribed to them.

In a survey conducted by The Collegian, 72 of 477 students admitted to using someone else’s prescription for a drug such as Adderall, Ritalin, Vyvanse, or Concerta at least once.

If they are using drugs to get through finals week, or a rough period with numerous term papers due, what are they doing when the stress is behind them?

Do they use different drugs to unwind when they weather the storm?

There is no legitimate reasoning for taking drugs prescribed to another person.

If you are a parent of college students, you need to reinforce the message that drugs are bad, regardless of the reason that you are taking them.

Making the grade should require popping a pill.

We’ve seen numerous stories about doctors profiting off of America’s obsession with opiates and other narcotics. Now we’re seeing how a doctor himself is now accused of faking prescriptions for his own use.

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According to the Orange County Register, a local doctor will head to court today, where he is scheduled to be arraigned on 14 felony charges of writing amphetamine prescriptions for a girlfriend and a former girlfriend so he could use the drugs himself.

Dr. Bryan Swan, seen in this much shot released by the OC D.A.’s office, had a practice in Anaheim.

Article Tab: Dr. Brian Swan booking photo.

Swan’s attorney, Dyke Huish, told City News Service that Swan has a “personal Adderall problem” and has voluntarily put his medical license on temporary suspension as he seeks treatment for his addiction.

The DA’s press release says that Swan fraudulently wrote Adderall and amphetamine prescriptions for a girlfriend and ex-girlfriend with the intention of using the drugs himself.

If convicted on all counts, Swan faces a maximum sentence of 11 years and eight months in state prison.

Jane Doe #1

Six months prior to October 2011, the defendant and his then-live-in girlfriend, Jane Doe #1, split up and the victim moved out. After the couple ended their relationship, Swan is accused of writing 22 Adderall prescriptions for Jane Doe #1 without her knowledge. On five occasions between July 14, 2011, and Oct. 13, 2011, the defendant is accused of going to Sav-on and Target pharmacies to obtain Adderall prescriptions in Jane Doe #1’s name, which he had written.

 

On Oct. 13, 2011, Swan is accused of attempting to obtain a prescription in Jane Doe #1’s name at a Target pharmacy, but the prescription was denied by the victim’s insurance. The pharmacist contacted Jane Doe #1, who had no knowledge of and had not consented to the prescription. When confronted by the pharmacist, Swan is accused of presenting Jane Doe #1’s stolen driver’s license and then fleeing the scene.

 

The Irvine Police Department (IPD) investigated this case and learned of a second victim in the course of the investigation.

 

Jane Doe #2

Swan is accused of beginning to date Jane Doe #2 in September 2011 and she later moved in with the defendant. Between October 2011 and January 2012, Swan is accused of writing nine prescriptions for Jane Doe #2 including Adderall, amphetamine salts, and Vyvanse. Jane Doe #2 used some of the prescriptions, but Swan is accused of prescribing more than Jane Doe #2 would use in order to have extra for himself.

 

IPD investigated this case. Deputy District Attorney Sayge Castillo is prosecuting this case.

Your average American likely pictures a drug deal in this likely scenario: two cars of people meeting under the cover of darkness, on a rarely traveled road exchanging cash for a bag of stash.    

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That might have been how deals went down years ago, but the DEA has just made an arrest that could reveal that you may have seen a drug deal or two happen right in front of your eyes.

DEA agents arrested an Irvine doctor, on accusations that he supplied numerous fraudulent prescriptions for people out of Southern California Starbucks cafes almost nightly.

If you live in Orange County, it’s quite possible that your evening tea or coffee run at the chain may have coincided with pill addicts getting their fix.       Baristas even had a hand in helping agents arrest Alvin Ming-Czech Yee, 43, of Mission Viejo.   Their witness testimony helped agents track the alleged actions of Yee. 

And he wasn’t just helping aching seniors alleviate some pain.   People came from all over to get these pills, flying in from places like Detroit, Seattle, and Phoenix.   The lead agent revealed that a third of these patients were under the age of 25.  

Yee is accused of handing out prescriptions for Oxycontin, Xanax, Vicodin, Adderal, and Suboxone.   These are among the strongest opiates on the street.   According to the LA Times, Yee wrote so many of these invalid prescriptions, that local pharmacies started catching on and refused to fill them.

It’s one thing for a junky to deal with an allegedly shady doctor to get his 100 pill fix of a strong opiate.    But let’s assume that these buyers were not all addicts.   These pills are big business.   They can fetch as much as $40 a piece.    That’s $4000 worth of supply to a dealer who can sell to children.

Bogus prescriptions is big business.  Kids are trying pills left and right.   2,500 children try drugs for the first time every day.   Talk to your kids about the dangers of prescription drugs, and dispose of any unused pills in the home.  This is National Drug Take Back weekend.   Saturday, thousands of community events across the country will be held from 10a-2p to collect these pills.   Utilize them.