Teens Resorting To Illegal ADHD Drugs To Study For Exams

Secondary school students are taking mental stimulants meant to treat people with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) during exam periods.

They believe the drug methylphenidate boosts concentration and keeps them awake, so they have more time to prepare for exams.

Secondary 3 student Jason says: “It is no different from an ultra strong coffee.

“It is a temporary discomfort and it screws up my sleep cycle, but it is worth it because I get more time to study.”

He is from a top school here.

But healthcare professionals caution against the misuse of these drugs as it could lead to addiction and dependency issues.


Source: www.tnp.sg

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