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GoBruins72 wrote: No I'm not naive - my goodness you overshot the landing strip with that post. I just respected the kid when he was at Mt. Sac and it's a shame he's getting negative headlines.
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BigSky28 wrote: Say what you want, he at least took the blame, No excuses.
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diablos06 wrote: World-class athletes are always trying to find an edge, supplements, legal or illegal substances, workout regiments, and progressive medical procedures . . . Test negatively and suffer the consequences . . . Enough to make one stop? Not sure . . . The temptation of an edge causes one to cross the line . . . Heck, if someone has a formula out there for hair growth, legal or illegal, inbox me . . .
Posted: 05/20/2013 7:19 PM
Adderall is widely used as a "study drug" at universities. It enables the user to focus and stay awake. Stories of students writing papers continuously for an unusually long time or "cramming" all night for an exam with no loss of energy or concentration are common.
Young adults are by far the fastest-growing segment of people taking ADHD medications. Nearly 14 million monthly prescriptions for the condition were written for Americans ages 20 to 39 in 2011, two and a half times the 5.6 million just four years before, according to the data company I.M.S. Health. According to a 2010 U.S. National College Health Assessment, 8 percent of surveyed University students said they had used stimulants within the past 12 months that were not prescribed to them. Numbers from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found that 6.4 percent of full-time college students abused Adderall in 2007. But some studies have found that as many as 25 percent of students abused prescription stimulants.
Adderall is in high demand on US campuses, often selling for very high prices. It is a Schedule II drug, and its sale is therefore a Class B felony. Possession without a prescription is also illegal. It is often difficult to catch illegal Adderall sales because the pills are “easily concealed, odorless, and can be perceived as prescribed drugs.”
Survey results published in 2006 found that amphetamine salts like Adderall were used three times more on college campuses than methylphenidate (commonly known as Ritalin). White and Hispanic students used amphetamine salts far more often than black and Asian students.
Many athletic organizations have restricted the usage of Adderall by athletes. The NCAA has banned the use of Adderall for its collegiate athletes without a prescription and adequate records of evaluation and diagnosis of ADHD. Nevada State Athletic Commission has also banned athletes in the state from using Adderall. Tim Credeur was removed from a UFC fight on the finale of The Ultimate Fighter 7 because of a positive drug test due to his use of it. In the National Football League, New Orleans Saints kicker Garrett Hartley served a four-game suspension when the 2009 NFL regular season began because he tested positive for the banned stimulant. Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden was suspended 4 games for using Adderall in 2012. The Arizona Cardinals tight end Ben Patrick received a four-game suspension as a result of using Adderall.
The New York Giants running back Andre Brown faced a four-game suspension for violating NFL's performance-enhancing substance ban. Brown said: “It was something that I've been on since I've been in the league, which was Adderall. I just forgot to fill out some paperwork and that was it.” Brown eventually won an appeal, and had his suspension lifted. Another Giants player, Tyler Sash, was suspended for four games by the NFL in July 2012 after testing positive for Adderall four months earlier. The safety said in a statement that he took the drug legally and "under a doctor's care for an anxiety condition" to help him with public speaking.
The New York Giants safety Will Hill was charged a four-game suspension for violating NFL's performance-enhancing substance ban. Hill said: “I received a doctor's prescription for Adderall prior to signing with the Giants.”
New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances. Talib released a statement saying his suspension was a result of testing positive for Adderall: "Around the beginning of training camp, I made a mistake by taking an Adderall pill without a prescription,".
Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been suspended 25 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for the drug, effective at the start of the 2013 season. In a statement, Ruiz said, "I am sincerely regretful for my mistake in taking a prohibited stimulant."
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