Studies are showing that not only are college students abusing the ADHD medication Adderall, but teens and middle-schoolers are, as well.
The study by the University of Michigan collected data on middle and high schoolers from 2005 to 2020. The results concluded that more than 25 percent of students had abused stimulants. Suburban schools and schools with a higher white student population were especially at risk.
What does this have to do with you as an employer?
As these teenagers graduate and enter the workforce, there’s a likelihood that you will hire someone addicted to Adderall. You need to know the signs of Adderall addiction and what to do if you suspect an employee has an addiction.
Someone with an Adderall addiction may:
- Be extremely social, talk a lot, or talk very quickly
- Feel invincible or live a grandiose lifestyle beyond their means
- Experience physical symptoms such as dry mouth, nausea, and vomiting
- Be extremely nervous, anxious, or prone to panic attacks
- Make many appointments with new doctors
- Crush and snort Adderall
- Fear of running out of Adderall
If you suspect an employee has an Adderall addiction, you can speak with them privately. Sometimes the most appropriate action is to terminate the employment, but if the employee is able to still safely perform their job, then advise they gather a support team or recommend an addiction center.
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