In Their Own Words: ‘Study Drugs’

March 19, 2013 - Less than a minute read

A 16-year-old, determined to succeed on her own merits, who finally bends under the pressure. Students with legitimate prescriptions who are hounded for their pills. Young men and women whose use of stimulants spirals out of control. After inviting students to submit personal stories of the abuse of prescription drugs for academic advantage, the Times received almost 200 submissions.