Amazin Brain abuse in college campuses ADD/ADHD drugs like Adderall, when taken by someone who doesn’t experience symptoms, provides an energetic, alert, positive feeling that can help you study, focus, research, and/or write well into the night. Of course, there’s a risk to taking prescription medications that aren’t prescribed to you. You may experience a negative reaction, it may interfere with other medications you’re taking. And that doesn’t even touch on the fact that buying and using someone else’s prescription drugs is expensive and against the law. There’s gotta be a better way. And there is.