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  • Hey there!

  • Welcome to Life Noggin!

  • Did you know that nearly 7 in 10 Americans take prescription drugs?

  • That's what researchers from Mayo Clinic and the Olmsted Medical Center found after

  • conducting a recent study.

  • While prescription medication can certainly help people manage their health, sometimes

  • people misuse prescription drugs to enhance some part of them, either mentally or physically.

  • For example, sometimes people take adderall in the hopes that it will boost their mental

  • performance.

  • But just what exactly is adderall?

  • Adderall is a prescription drug that's primarily a combo of two drugs: dextroamphetamine and

  • amphetamine, which belong to a class of drug known as /central nervous system stimulants/.

  • Adderall can help you out with things like paying attention and staying focused on an

  • activity, and as such, is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

  • Adderall is also used to help treat narcolepsy — a sleep disorder that can cause you to

  • be super sleepy during the day and have sudden instances of sleep.

  • But taking Adderall for non-medical purposes can be dangerous.

  • According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, taking prescription stimulants for

  • reasons outside of treating ADHD or narcolepsy could lead to negative effects on your health,

  • like heart problems or psychosis.

  • It's also possible to become addicted to Adderall and even overdose on it, so it's

  • definitely not something to mess around with.

  • Some students may misuse things like Adderall since they think it can help them get better

  • grades, but there's not really a lot of evidence to back those claims up.

  • In fact, research from recent study found that while non-medical use of Adderall may

  • improve attention ability, it had minimal, or even a negative impact on other cognitive

  • processes and did not enhance academic performance.

  • But still, people are misusing Adderall to try and have a mental edge, similarly to athletes

  • misusing certain medications to enhance their athletic performance.

  • Like insulin, for example.

  • Insulin is a hormone that your pancreas makes which allow your cells to use the glucose

  • in your blood.

  • But when your body isn't making enough insulin, or using it effectively, man-made insulin

  • can help control your blood sugar.

  • Taking insulin can help people with Type 2 Diabetes manage their condition and may or

  • may not be needed for different people.

  • However, it's an absolutely necessary part of managing Type 1 Diabetes, with people needing

  • to take insulin multiple times a daysometimes even in the middle of the night!

  • While insulin can literally be a lifesaver for these conditions, sometimes athletes and

  • bodybuilders misuse it for non-medical purposes to try and increase muscle gains and aid athletic

  • performance, similarly to why people take steroids.

  • Using insulin for these purposes is super dangerous, because getting too much insulin

  • can result in a coma, brain damage, or even /death/ — risks that Diabetics face on a

  • daily basis as they try and walk the tightrope between high and low blood sugars.

  • At the end of the day, prescription drugs can help people manage their health when they're

  • prescribed by a doctor and taken under medical supervision, but you shouldn't be taking

  • them outside of those guidelines.

  • It's really not safe!

  • Are there any other specific drugs you'd like us to talk about next?

  • Let me know in the comment section below.

  • We're taking suggestions for future videos.

  • Curious to know how dangerous and addictive sugar really is?

  • Check out this video!

  • Drugs can alter your brain, both in how it works, and it's actual structure, and those

  • changes be long lasting leading to harmful behaviors, sometimes even self destructive

  • ones.

  • As always, my name is Blocko, this has been Life Noggin, don't forget to keep on thinking!

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