Skip to comments.1 in 5 students at an Ivy League college abuse stimulant drugs
Posted on 05/06/2014 2:49:17 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
College students abusing prescription stimulants to improve their performance on exams dubbed good grade pills has been getting increased attention, but is it a form of cheating? About one-third of students surveyed at one Ivy League college say its not, according to a study slated to be presented on Saturday at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Vancouver.
Even more disturbing: Nearly one in five students at an Ivy League college (that the researchers declined to identify) reported misusing a prescription stimulant like Ritalin or Adderall used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder while studying or finishing a paper.
The findings were based on a survey of 616 sophomores, juniors, and seniors without ADHD who completed an anonymous online questionnaire in December 2012.
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Why can’t they just stick with coffee, vivarin and Morning Thunder, like we did?
The remaining 80% use them correctly.
“The remaining 80% use them correctly.”
Somebody understands Harvard!
Are they counting coffee and “energy” drinks in that number?
Don’t you dissin’ Mama Caffeine!
“Six parts gin to one part vermouth,” stirred with the pinkie, coffee from Commons, and of course, unfiltered Lucky Strikes at exam time.
These, a car to borrow and a date once in awhile, were all we needed.
“The eight institutions are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University.”
Probably not, as they refill their cups.
Kids these days...
My sons roommate at Texas A&M last year was taking adderall. It makes my son so angry. He says it does give kids an unfair advantage. He says tons of kids take it.
I believe it, on all accounts.
It’s not cheating because it’s not gonna help; however, it may be really unhealthy.
Unfortunately, it does help. More unfortunately, at supertherapeutic levels it stands a good chance of killing the user.
Yes,I understand.I asked this question,sarcastically,in order to suggest that a certain Kenyan just might have.....
Didn’t Cat Marnell claim her psychiatrist father gave her adderal all through schools for these reasons?
I believe that the gentleman in question favors a different stimulant.
Sorry, never heard of her.
Don’t be sorry. You probably should never have heard of her. She’s famous only for her drug use. I don’t even know why I know who she is. (:
We are told that marijuana is a health drug but that even very mild stimulants are somehow a great danger. There is probably little or no scientific evidence to back up either of those claims.
“Why cant they just stick with coffee, vivarin and Morning Thunder, like we did?”
I admit that I, along with many others back in the 60s, resorted to taking a Dexamyl (amphetamine sulfate) two or three times a year at quarterly exams in order to stay alert while preparing.
For me, it did an amazing job at helping me to concentrate, as well as stay awake.
I can not imagine ANYONE wanting to take it for a buzz, or any other purpose. It is a bit of a downer, and complicates getting back to a normal schedule when wearing off.
‘Splains a lot about our “ruling” political class.
It does, at that.
Why do you think they call it higher education?
The Delta House boys were taking speed for their tests in Animal House (which was based on early 60s college experiences)
It’s nothing new.
The military also has used “performance enhancing drugs” in combat.
It “won’t help” if you didn’t learn the facts, the theory, or the mathematics for the test.
If you did learn the material, you may have a performance edge (faster ability to recall the details/do the work, sharper memory, etc.).