the use of “Smart Drugs” among students
Smart Drugs: As per the research the use of nootropics by many students nationally and globally are increasing. Nootropics drugs were marketed as to improve sleeping disorders. Some people who are consuming nootropics for a reason other than their approved indication believe they may help reduce fatigue or increase alertness.
A team of researchers threw a new light into the argument of memory-enhancing drugs by calling for a presumption that mentally competent adults should be able to engage in cognitive enhancement using drugs.
So why use of smart drugs among students is popular? The main reason why the use of noo-tropics as is becoming increasingly evident these days, is the pressure on students to do well in examinations. Also, the use of smart drugs to do well academically, pharmacy students, in particular, are expected to obtain summer placements (for which competition is extremely high) Entire coursework, the student participate in continuing professional development and continually enhance their CVs in preparation for their future careers.
On the other hand the use of nootropics by those students who depend on memory-enhancing drugs because they had left their revisions too late or spent too much time partying and not put in the work necessary for success. This could be another reason, why more students are using “smart drugs” to do well in their examinations.
The use of smart drugs
In the UK, well known nootropics include Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Provigil (modafinil), which is indicated for attention-narcolepsy and deficit hyperactivity disorder, respectively. Smart drugs may additionally increase coercion (ie, an increased pressure to maintain administration of drugs even when not required). But then what is the difference between those taking nootropics and those able to afford private tuition or those who consume caffeine or vitamin supplements, since these can help with coping examination stress too
Evidently it is the dangers posed to healthy students who consume nootropics, that raise concerns since the effects of nootropics on healthy individuals is not known or understood. Whatever the opinion and however credible the source of it, it seems the negative side of taking nootropic drugs with the intent to improve examination performance outweighs the positive.