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Should you worry if your child is using study drugs?

On Behalf of | Apr 22, 2022 | Drug Charges

Most parents would be proud to find their child studying hard in college. It’s pleasing to see them making good use of the money you pay and trying to build themselves a brighter future.

What many parents do not realize is that their kids may be breaking the law in their eagerness to get good grades.

Study drugs are widespread among the student population

While these drugs are legal for some people, they are often not lawful for the students who use them. Therefore if your child takes them, let alone passes or sells them to other students, they could face criminal charges. Depending on the college they attend, they could also get kicked out. If that is not enough to worry you, many of these drugs can have dangerous side effects or lead to addiction.

Popular drugs that people use to help them study include Adderall, Dexedrine, Ritalin and Concerta. None of these were designed to help kids sit exams or write papers. So why do students take them?

Many believe these drugs can help them focus, help them remember facts, help them stay awake and alert. The jury is out among the scientific community. If your child wants to use study drugs, ensure they see a doctor who takes the time to evaluate their needs and explains the health dangers.

If it is already too late and your child faces charges of possessing or distributing these drugs, you need to act fast to learn more about the defense options available. Getting thrown out of college and picking up a criminal record will harm the very prospects your child is trying to boost by taking those drugs.