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Alarm EU, registered a boom of drugs, to study or work

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Published on Jul 09, 2018

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New alarm in the European Union, where it was discovered that several people, at least once in 2017, have used the drugs for study or work. The survey was carried out on thousands and thousands of people in 15 nations of the world. From the questions put to the interviewees it transpired that 14% has, at least once in the past 12 months, used these medicines. In two years their use has increased by 9%. In particular, the peaks of growth are recorded in the european Countries, specifically in France and Great Britain.

More and more students and workers use in Europe medications to study or work. To launch this alarm has thought of a study shared through the International Journal of Drug Policy, and by Nature online. Going into detail, it was analyzed the use of substances that are normally prescribed in the case of disorders from the attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. We are talking about drugs designed to treat sleep disorders in those who do the night shifts, but there are also those stimulants illegal, such as cocaine. The highest rate of use of these drugs has been registered in the United States. In the year 2017, 30% of the respondents revealed that they have used smart drug at least once in the previous 12 months, compared to 20% in 2015. But the largest increases have occurred in Europe. In fact, in France it has risen from 3% to 16%, from 2015 to 2017. Instead, in the United Kingdom from 5% to 23% , in Ireland from 4% to 18% and in the Netherlands from 10% to 24%. Almost half of people confessed to have had these drugs through friends, while 10% have purchased on the internet. Only 6% had a family member and 4% through the recipes. The psychologist of the University of Califonia, Larissa Maier, has stated that “the participants of the Global Drug Survey are more likely the general population to be interested in the use of drugs, which might influence the results”. Great concern in the whole of Europe, because the use of these drugs is increasing more and more. The neuroscientist of the University of Cambridge, Barbara Sahakian, has said that these medicines, which increase cognitive abilities, are used by healthy people. This detail is currently raising ethical concerns.

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