A subset of U.S. mothers are coming out of the shadows to speak about what they’ve been doing in order to, as they say, be better mothers — taking Adderall.
Adderall, a drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, has been on a 750 percent increase in prescriptions between 2002 and 2010 for women between 26 and 39. According to ABC News, critics say many of those who are prescribed the medication, don’t actually need it.
Recently, ABC News spoke to mothers who say they take the medication in order to keep up with the demands of a busy and hectic family life.
“I was able to get all the stuff done around the house,” Betsy Degree tells ABC News of her experience after taking one of her son’s Adderall pills. “I was able to cook the dinner and have everything perfect.”
She felt like “Supermom” but says then she couldn’t stop taking the pills.
“I’d say: I’m just going to take them one more time.”
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