Students Under Stress
In recent years, there has been a definite increase in the pressure placed on students. Competition for jobs means that more emphasis rests on academic success than ever before. Greater fees for education exacerbates this: given that thousands of pounds might be invested in getting a degree, many students simply must succeed to stand a chance of paying for their education.
So, students are in search of ways to do better. While most rely on coffee to power their efforts, some are taken by a relatively new phenomenon: study drugs.
Distributed illegally and bought online, ‘study drugs’ are prescription medications (often Modafinil) that are used off-label to keep students awake, and ostensibly support their mental performance. These drugs can be dangerous, as they’re unregulated, may be adulterated, and can cause side-effects for students who take them. Furthermore, some can carry hefty fines or even prison time if … Read more