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Students popping pills to pass

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Adderall is a prescription pill used for Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder, or better known as ADHD. For some college kids, it's one pill pop away from getting good grades.

"They're probably thinking they're going to get a good grade and don't really have to worry about it," said ASU Student Kendall Deeb.

Some students believe it helps keep them stay focused, but doctors said the pills can become chemically addicting in the same way as cocaine.

"Personally, I wouldn't take any of it because I'm not very big on pills. I don't know the damage it would do to my body or brain," said Deeb.

On a college campus it is pretty easy to get. During finals week, all it takes is a phone call or text to someone who has a prescription. One student said his roommate has been asked for pills before. Based on his roommate's reaction to the medication, he can understand why Adderall is so popular.

"He gets a lot of work done. That's the reasoning I‘ve heard from anybody who takes it, they just get so much more work done," said ASU Student Ryan Kemp.

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