Parting With Pills: Why Students with ADHD “Share” Medication With Peers

 ADHD in the News 2018-03-15

Researchers with Trinity College and Texas State University completed a study to determine not only why emerging adults (EAs) with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) choose to ""share"" prescription stimulants with peers, but also how, and to what effect, EAs with ADHD are approached. The study of 149 EAs with ADHD determined several ""predictors"" to diversion of prescribed medications as well as several methods by which peers seeking prescription stimulants might request stimulants from EAs with ADHD.