This is mostly out of peer pressure as students feel like everyone is doing it (“The University of Texas”). Any student abusing these study drugs respective authorities ought to arrest him or her because these drugs end up doing more harm than good in the end.
These study drugs have very many side effects. They include increased blood pressure, irregular heartbeats and changes in sex drive or impotence, in the long term. In the short term, the drugs may cause restlessness, anxiety, headaches, insomnia, dizziness, mouth dryness, paranoia, suppressed appetite, diarrhea or constipation (“The University of Texas”). In addition to these drugs having mild to severe side effects, the drugs have a potential overreliance (“The University of Texas”). These study drugs should be banned and every student abusing them to be arrested since they have many side effects that could have long lasting effects on the user in addition to causing dependence.
The fact that study drugs are abused more than marijuana and are easier to get is a worrying fact. Research shows that over 30 percent of students in university have illegally taken the drugs, with the number being more for the upperclassmen. This is quite worrying since the federal government lists the Adderall as a schedule II drug. The schedule II drugs have the highest potential for abuse and a dependence profile (Cooper). Moreover, according to Dr. Kotwicki, these drug produce euphoria, they may temporarily work but in the end cause problems with functionality.
Students abuse drugs such as Ritalin to enhance their alertness and attention leading to better performance. However, according to CBC news, evidence suggests that the drugs do not increase cognition (“CBC news”). It is so sad that students abuse these drugs thinking that it helps them but they end up harming them. Moreover, since these drugs result in addiction, which may