College and Prescription Drug Abuse with Chris Weimer – Thursday, February 5, 2015
WBOC anchor Chris Weimer tells his story about his addiction to Adderall,which he started taking during his freshman year of college. He had struggled with reading comprehension when he was younger so he thought taking Adderall would help him get good grades and improve his focus and attention. Initially, the Adderall seemed to help improve his reading comprehension skills and absorb what he was studying. But over time, Chris began experiencing physical side effects like shaking, talking too much, and being a step behind in conversations. He went to a treatment center and has now been clean for 9 years.