Forget the hard drugs, what prescription drug abuse?

From NBC News:

Most College Students Say It’s Easy to Get Prescription Meds on Campus

Almost three quarters of college students say it’s easy to find controlled stimulants on campus, according to a new survey.

The most common reason to take them: 85% of students who misused stimulants took them to help study or improve grades. About a third of students said it was easy to obtain pain meds.

In spring 2015, Ohio State’s Center for the Study of Student Life and the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery conducted the survey over eight college campuses in five states. 3,918 students participated, answering the voluntary and anonymous survey.

Though the names of the actual schools weren’t released, four of the colleges who participated in the survey were from Ohio, and the others were from the Midwest, South and Mid-Atlantic. Results for graduate and undergraduate students were similar, though undergrads reported more prescription drug abuse.