Stimulant Medication Agreement

Prescription stimulant medications (eg, Adderall, Vyvanse, Ritalin, Concerta, etc.) are frequently prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). For many patients, they are highly effective; however, they are not without risks, including misuse, abuse and dependence. On college campuses, diversion (selling, giving away, or stealing) of these medications is common, particularly at exam time. Some students believe stimulants can improve their grades even if they do not have ADHD, but research does not support this idea. Unfortunately, this belief can lead to inappropriate, even dangerous use of the medication by someone to whom it has not been prescribed. Patients must read, initial and sign the policy statement in order to receive stimulant prescriptions from the Health Center at Auraria.