Friday, April 12, 2013

Using Study Drugs to Get Better Grades: Why You Should Think Twice

Huffington Post, April 9, 2013

"Between club meetings, sorority mixers, intramural volleyball games, and filling out applications to land that killer summer internship, who even has time to study in college anymore? With such chaotic lives, collegiettes today are typically professional procrastinators. But what's a collegiette to do when it's midnight and she hasn't even started studying for that 8 a.m. exam yet? Several college students across the country have found a risky solution: study drugs.
 Study drugs are prescription stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin that are used inappropriately to increase mental focus and productivity for the purpose of studying. Also called 'smart drugs,' they are commonly prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Used without a prescription, however, these drugs can be dangerous -- not to mention illegal. Despite the risks, about one in five college students reports using study drugs to get a short-term boost of energy for those dreaded all-nighters." Read More

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