AdderallThe government says the prescription drug adderall is being used more and more as a performance enhancer in the classroom.

FOX News Radio's Ron Flatter reports:

For years adderall has been a not-so-secret method for improving academic performance.

(Students) "It does help you concentrate.//I know a lot of people take it when they have to read a lot of information. They have to stay up and they have to concentrate on what they're reading."

That was five years ago at the University of Georgia.

Now the National Institute of Drug Abuse says the stimulant that treats attention-deficit, hyperactivity disorder is used by about one out of every 60 kids in eighth grade. And one out of every 13 high school seniors.

The report says the benefits of added concentration are offset by high blood pressure and addiction. As one doctor put it your giving amphetamines to kids.

Ron Flatter, FOX News Radio.