Increasing addiction in students!
The academic world is not as simple as it used to be a few decades ago. Instructors are becoming increasingly demanding and the competition to excel is getting tougher day by day. An average student cannot cope with this extreme pressure. So, when these students graduate and step into the job market, they bring more than an undergraduate degree. They bring an addiction to drugs with them!
Most of the students these are hooked on the so-called study drugs that supposedly help them to perform better on exams and other tasks. In this article, you will discover some of the harmful effects of these drugs on learners. Read on!
ADHD- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder!
For this disorder, in particular, there are medications that help to treat the patients to increase their attention spans and control fidgeting, as these are the effects of the disease. It has been noted that many students fake this disorder, in order to get prescriptions for the medicines. After taking the medicines, they are able to concentrate more and get better grades. A lot of students have been misusing these drugs to score better on SATs or study at night without sleeping. The problem is that once students start taking these ADHD drugs, it is hard to quit them so they get highly addicted and become dependent on them. Moreover, students who misuse these drugs have shown that their grades become lower over time instead of getting higher.
You can get arrested!
A lot of students, who cannot get the required prescription, but have heard about this wonder drug, buy it without any prescription from a friend or from the black market. However, having pills without prescription is a huge crime! Universities and colleges have strict policies against drug usage too, so if you are busted, then you can get into serious trouble. If you want to risk an arrest, then go right ahead and stock up on these wonder drugs!
A bad reputation will follow you!
Once the word gets out you are addicted to some drug, your reputation will be ruined! The academic community is a small community, so if you are still waiting to complete your degree your wait might not end as you will not only be expelled from your college you will not get an admission in any good reputable college. Moreover, you might also not get a good reference from any of your professors as no one will recommend a druggie.
Furthermore, you might not be able to make any friends as no one will want to be associated with a drug addict.
This might seem like a good idea at the time, but think long and hard before you take any step as this will determine your future! If you are weak and fragile and want to remain that way, then go ahead and succumb to the temptation of these drugs. But, if you want to be strong and tough, then say no to them and exercise your willpower!