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1 in 5 students at an Ivy League college abuse stimulant drugs
Boston Globe ^ | May 02, 2014 | Deborah Kotz

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 it’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonglobe.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; highereducation; ivyleague; speed
I'm surprised it's only 1 in 5.
1 posted on 05/06/2014 2:49:17 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows

Why can’t they just stick with coffee, vivarin and Morning Thunder, like we did?


2 posted on 05/06/2014 2:50:57 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The remaining 80% use them correctly.


3 posted on 05/06/2014 2:51:29 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Ivy League....does that include Harvard or Columbia?
4 posted on 05/06/2014 2:51:48 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Scrambler Bob

“The remaining 80% use them correctly.”

Somebody understands Harvard!


5 posted on 05/06/2014 3:00:28 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Are they counting coffee and “energy” drinks in that number?


6 posted on 05/06/2014 3:04:55 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Don’t you dissin’ Mama Caffeine!


7 posted on 05/06/2014 3:07:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Wussies.

“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.


8 posted on 05/06/2014 3:07:29 PM PDT by golux
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To: Scrambler Bob

*rimshot*


9 posted on 05/06/2014 3:07:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

“The eight institutions are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivy_League


10 posted on 05/06/2014 3:09:03 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: catnipman

Probably not, as they refill their cups.


11 posted on 05/06/2014 3:09:30 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: golux

Kids these days...


12 posted on 05/06/2014 3:09:51 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.


13 posted on 05/06/2014 3:18:21 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: luckystarmom

I believe it, on all accounts.


14 posted on 05/06/2014 3:18:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It’s not cheating because it’s not gonna help; however, it may be really unhealthy.


15 posted on 05/06/2014 3:26:38 PM PDT by eclecticEel ("The petty man forsakes what lies within his power and longs for what lies with Heaven." - Xunzi)
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To: eclecticEel

Unfortunately, it does help. More unfortunately, at supertherapeutic levels it stands a good chance of killing the user.


16 posted on 05/06/2014 3:33:52 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yes,I understand.I asked this question,sarcastically,in order to suggest that a certain Kenyan just might have.....


17 posted on 05/06/2014 3:34:57 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Didn’t Cat Marnell claim her psychiatrist father gave her adderal all through schools for these reasons?


18 posted on 05/06/2014 3:35:17 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I believe that the gentleman in question favors a different stimulant.


19 posted on 05/06/2014 3:37:06 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: riri

Sorry, never heard of her.


20 posted on 05/06/2014 3:37:30 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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. (:


21 posted on 05/06/2014 3:39:33 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.


22 posted on 05/06/2014 3:41:24 PM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: Dr. Sivana; Slings and Arrows

“Why can’t they just stick with coffee, vivarin and Morning Thunder, like we did?”
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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.


23 posted on 05/06/2014 4:16:09 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Slings and Arrows

‘Splains a lot about our “ruling” political class.


24 posted on 05/06/2014 4:22:13 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: workerbee

It does, at that.


25 posted on 05/06/2014 5:02:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; GeronL

Why do you think they call it higher education?


26 posted on 05/06/2014 6:08:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Dr. Sivana

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.


27 posted on 05/06/2014 6:09:23 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: eclecticEel

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.).


28 posted on 05/06/2014 6:11:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

*rimshot*


29 posted on 05/06/2014 9:57:36 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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