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College students turn to stimulants in push for higher grades

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As final exams approach and libraries get crowded, demand for Adderall soars, the stimulant's users say. (C. Onur Ant/CNS)

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Stefana, 20, says now she depends more on coffee and self-discipline than stimulants. (C. Onur Ant/CNS)

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Stefana, 20, says now she depends more on coffee and self-discipline than stimulants. (C. Onur Ant/CNS)

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The use of drugs for performance purposes is still a problem at American universities as students turn to prescription stimulants, which they believe are safer than illegal drugs.


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