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Government Jobs and Prescription Adderall

Updated on July 7, 2009

A Popular A.D.H.D Prescription Medicene


What are the drugs used for A.D.D?

Being an adult recently diagnosed with A.D.H.D., or Attention-Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder, I was given a prescription for Adderall as a part of my treatment. What I didn't know at the time before I started my first dose was that it could affect my career choice.

The two prescription drugs that are prescribed for both children and adults with A.D.D are Ritalin and Adderall. Ritalin and Adderall are both Schedule II drugs and are also called Psycho-stimulants. Other drugs in the classification are: cocaine, methadone, oxycodone and opium, to name a few.

Schedule II drugs are those which have a high potential for abuse. Psycho-stimulants are drugs having anti-depressant or mood-elevating properties as they stimulate the central nervous system.

Some side effects are:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia
  • mood changes
  • anxiety

What you may not know

What you may not know about these drugs is that once you have started using them you may not be considered for certain career positions such as:

  • Military Branches- you cannot enter into the army if you are currently taking Adderall or Ritalin and you must be off the drug for at least one year or up to four years with the written statement from a doctor.
  • State or Federal Government- you may obtain employment at these agencies, however, if the job involves state secrets or national security,you cannot be hired because you're a Schedule II drug user
  • Recently, Congress is looking into sports players that are by-passing the ban on stimulants by claiming A.D.D. and prescription use of amphetamine based drugs


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      gov man 

      5 years ago

      lenexa is right on that is the truth

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      8 years ago

      Not true. My son just got disqualified from entering the army. They told him that you are not allowed into the army if you have taken Adderall after the age of 14.

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      8 years ago

      The idiot who wrote this doesn't know jack about federal and state government employment (outside the military). So long as a doctor prescribed the drug, the person is taking it in accordance with the dr's instructions, and they're honest about it, it will have no impact on their ability to get a job, regardless of whether it requires a security clearance.

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      9 years ago

      These meds are thought of to "mask" a personality. Military wants to know exactly who they're dealing with before they get them. Besides... Once you're in, you can go get a prescription... Through a military doctor. I haven't I just deal with it but at any given time I could potentially just make an appointment and they'll determine whether I could use the help of these meds or not.

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      9 years ago

      I find it strange they don't allow adderall prescriptions in the military, considering it is common knowledge that fighter pilots are given amphetamines for long trips...


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