Of the 19 illicit users who responded to the survey, 8 reported that it was very easy, 8 reported that it was moderately easy, and 3 reported that it was moderately difficult to procure ADHD medication. Very difficult was an option listed in the survey, however nobody selected this option. Analyzing the question of ease of access from the side of the prescribed users confirms this notion. Of the 12 prescribed users in the study, 10 answered that students looking for ADHD medication have approached them at one point or another.
The networks students create in college appear to make it very easy for non-prescribed users to find psychostimulants when they need them. It is also worth noting that the illicit users that responded to this study don't seem to approach others for ADHD medication often based on the frequency of use data. Most illicit users report taking psychostimulants once or several times per month. It is likely that these students only seek these drugs during periods of high stress such as exam season.