Does your child take ADHD medication? Are they in college?
A growing concern on college campuses is that students are "sharing" their ADHD drugs with others.
Prescription drug abuse is the nation's fastest growing drug problem. More people in the U.S. died last year of drug overdoses than from car accidents, making prescription drug abuse the third leading cause of accidental death.
This epidemic has been particularly widespread on college campuses.
Between 1993 and 2005, the proportion of college students using prescription drugs went up dramatically. Use of stimulants like Ritalin or Adderall increased by 93 percent.
Dr. Andrew Adesman, Chief of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics at the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York, explains the dangers of sharing prescription ADHD medications and how parents can help their students keep track of those medications and only use them for their intended purpose.