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Using study drugs could end up leading to legal trouble

On Behalf of | Nov 29, 2021 | Criminal Defense |

In college, there are times when you need to stay up and study long after you’d rather be in bed. To get through those intense study sessions, you might opt to try study drugs. Be aware that if you do, you could actually be breaking the law depending on what you’re taking. 

Among the most popular study drugs are medications such as Adderall, Concerta, Vyvanse, Adrafinil and Concerta. Many of these are used to treat conditions like attention deficit disorder or others that affect mental alertness or focus. 

The problem is that these study drugs can easily be abused. This is why they’re only available with a prescription.

Taking another person’s prescription could land you in hot water

While around half of college students have been offered the opportunity to use a prescription like those mentioned above by their second year in college, that doesn’t mean that using them is appropriate. If you buy prescription drugs from another person or use drugs that aren’t yours and get caught, you could face drug charges and have your college career threatened.

It is a crime to use drugs that are not prescribed to you. It’s also illegal to buy drugs that aren’t prescribed to you. If you’re having trouble with studying, there are better alternatives that won’t get you in trouble with the law. Caffeine, energy drinks and other over-the-counter supplements don’t come with the risk of an arrest. 

If you are accused of using illegally obtained drugs, understand that you need a strong defense. Even though this happened in college, you are an adult and may be charged as such.