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Focused and Productive, But at What Price?

Posted on April 28, 2014 in Drug Addiction

Focused and Productive, But at What Price?

Also known as cognitive enhancers or neuroenhancing drugs, work-performance enhancing drugs are amphetamine cocktails such as Ritalin, Adderall and Modafinil. Originally intended for the management of conditions such as ADHD and narcolepsy, these concentrated stimulants help to improve focus and concentration while diminishing appetite and the need for sleep. Because they allow the user to concentrate for long periods of time, often to accomplish large work projects or studying for exams, they have become popular among students and professionals seeking to improve their competitive edge and diminish the effects of an unhealthy lifestyle (heavy drinking and/or drug use, unhealthy diet, insufficient sleep, lack of proper exercise) on academic and professional performance.

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