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Researchers have discovered that more and more students are turning to "smart drugs" to enhance their performance in school. Popular choices include Modafinil, originally developed for the treatment of narcolepsy; and Ritalin, originally developed for the treatment of ADHD. Students are now using these drugs to increase wakefulness in the hopes of improving test scores. Barbara Sahakian of Cambridge's psychiatry department, stated that the growing popularity of using drugs for performance has "enormous implications" and that universities should act on this growing trend. Both the physical implications and psychological implications of pills for performance are scary. Because these prescriptions are still relatively new, their long-term safety has yet to be established; also, as students are taking them without first consulting a physician, the students are endangering themselves, even if they do not have a pre-existing condition. The mindset that a prescription pill can serve as a coping mechanism is also an unhealthy pattern. (Full article here.)
It is very sad how we’ve evolved. Student in desperation for good grades to enter good schools for the slight advantage over other students. Some may call this doping, but I call it reckless. Each drug has at least 200 known side effects and for what? Pressing the mind to do more than it is intended with the capacity we are given? The ease you attain today will cost you tomorrow. Gains made with drugs are short-lived.
Our bodies respond best to natural means. The expression "you are what you eat" is not true--you are what you absorb into your cells. Drugs don’t absorb, the receptor sites do not open. You can trick them to respond, but in doing so you absorb residual effects with side effects. Absorption is providing the correct nutrients in the proper amounts in the manner the cells were created to receive. In other words, absorption is synonymous with natural design; drug design is not nature's design.
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