There’s a significant disconnect here between parental perception and reality. Parental perception = 1%, reality= 10% of high school sophomores and 12% of high school seniors. I wouldn’t even hazard a guess as to what happens to these numbers in college. But I can tell you that our neorologist has told me that they go for $22 PER PILL on college campuses. Do be sure your teen isn’t ‘sharing’ his or her ADHD drugs with others.
And I wonder if there’s a connection between ‘abuse’ of these prescription drugs for purposes of better grades and the abuse of prescription pain killers.