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Never Mess with Your Brain

July 19, 2012  by: lightening  Points: 12   Category: Health    Views: 472

This article highlights issue of illicit use of modafinil, as a wake inducer.

         

Drug abuse is not a new issue in this society. Mostly abused drugs are narcotic drugs, pain relievers, sleep producers. These drugs usually allow the people to forget the reality and be in the state of complete or partial euphoria. But, the recent issue is a completely different phenomenon, in which a wake inducing drug is abused extensively. The abusers were mostly students and office workers.

Provigil, which is modafinil pharmacologically, was actually introduced as drug for Narcolepsy. It is also used in the treatment of sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. But recently, a news channel reported a high level abuse of this drug by school students and office workers for staying vigil and alert during class and work hours. Doctors strictly prohibit the usage of provigil on a long term, citing the lack of research in on any long time ingestion of the drug. The drug also has side effects such as nausea, head ache, giddiness even on short term use.

The illicit usage of such drugs can prove very dangerous to both the users and the society. The small edge it gives them in their daily activities is very short lived. It may seem like enhancing alertness, memory and intellect, but in long term it affects your mental ability adversely.

I remember a science fiction film, in which the hero is tempted to use a pill, that enhances brain functions and gets addicted to it only to know it kills people in long term. The final moral is never mess with your brain. I think the same moral applies in this case of modafinil abuse also. Not only it could deprive you sleep, but also your valuable health too.

Sleep is the normal resting phase and it is very essential for healthy human life. So never fall a prey to such temptations.




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Author: Abhijit Bangal        
Posted Date: 07/19/2012    Points:3    

Ah, this is something I have read for the first time. This is new to me. There are some technical things mentioned in the article and I am not used to these types of stuff. So, I guess I found it interesting. However, the things you pointed about the society and people around us was needed in the article and you did it right by mentioning it. Good luck!
Author: Sarika        
Posted Date: 07/23/2012    Points:5    

This ofcourse is an interesting information. I know this from my own personal experiences. During my students days I saw my fellow students staying awake till late in night or sometimes whole night as they had to prepare for the exam. some of them were awake as they were scared that they might fail and so they could not sleep and some of them had to smoke or keep drinking tea or chew chewing gum or find some other resort to stay awake. I have done my project in the biggest hospital (I do not want to metion the name) in Delhi and there I came to know that the aspiring physicians are under too much stress of studies and the medical students are the ones who are most susceptible of smoking, drinking and using drugs. It was an eye opener.

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