1 out of 7 Swiss Students Try Grade Drugs
Have you ever felt like you needed some more concentration? Do you feel tired sometimes, or out-of-it, or unable to focus? These are all the body's natural responses to fatigue, and they're normal. But they can be inconvenient, especially when it's hard for someone to find time to sleep. Hence, the growing popularity of "smart drugs," or grade-enhancing drugs. These drugs come in all kinds of forms, from sedatives, depressants like alcohol and marijuana, and psychostimulants like Ritalin. They're getting more and more popular worldwide, especially in countries that put a lot of pressure on their students. Now, a new study has shown that these "smart drugs" are becoming very popular in Switzerland, with 1 in 7 students reporting having tried them.
The students say that they mostly take the drugs around exam time, in order to help them study or relax. But almost half of them reported not getting the result that they wanted. The substance most used was alcohol in the study, which was taken by 5.6% of students-which is surely much lower than the same statistic in the United States.
Do you ever take drugs to help boost your thinking, attention span, or focus? Do you ever take Ritalin? Though these grade-enhancing drugs are usually not as harmful as illegal drugs like meth, heroin, marijuana, PCP, or cocaine (or abused painkillers like Vicodin and Percocet), they can still be very dangerous. Call Retreat at Lancaster County to learn more about drugs, addiction, and how our PA rehab center can help you get clean and stay clean. Our beautiful facility is located close by to Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, and we can arrange transportation from OH, PA, NJ, NY, MD, and DE.