Lawyers Defending College Students Against Alcohol, Drug, Sexual Assault, Plagiarism and Other Violations in Colleges, Universities & Courts

May 2013

Intervention Not Punishment

Drug courts – where intervention, treatment and peer accountability take precedence over jail time – have proved themselves an effective remedy for non-violent drug offenses. Colleges and universities should consider a similar approach to ADHD medication abuse.

Abuse of the drug is dangerous. It can lead to anxiety, depression, and even psychosis. Adderall, after all, is a schedule II narcotic like cocaine. The schedule II designation means the drug carries a high potential for abuse and can lead to addiction.

The First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers

The preceding lines to this famous quote from Henry VI are spoken by the traitorous Cade who seeks to establish himself as an autocrat: “there shall be no money; all shall eat and drink on my score…and worship me their lord.”

Now I am not saying our colleges and universities all seek to be autocrats but in the area of student discipline they do kill off a lot of the legal protections that normally exist for people charged with serious offenses.