Growing Number of England's Students Taking New Smart Drugs

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New prescription pills called smart drugs are taken by England's college students. Prescription drug abuse is a growing epidemic in the United States as well and those with a dependency should seek immediate professional help found at a detox center such as Harbor Village.

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'If you or someone you know gets involved with prescription drug abuse, get immediate help before it's too late,' said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

As reported by by The Telegraph (8/13) in Pill popping not such a smart move for students, an increasing number of England's college students are taking prescription drugs known as smart pills to help them study for long periods. The Care Quality Commission, an agency in England,which monitors controlled substances, says prescriptions for methylphenidate drugs, including Ritalin, which are used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), have risen by 56 per cent in the past five years. In a five year period from 2007-2012, pharmacies in England experienced more than a 50% increase in prescriptions for drugs. Prescriptions in the time frame rose from 420,000 to 657,000 prescriptions.

It is because these smart pills can be ordered from the Internet, are untested and unknown, that they can pose unforeseen risks, which can cause injury up to and including death. Harbor Village, located in sunny South Florida, is equipped to help clients to receive private drug treatment and recover in an upscale, 24/7 medically supervised, state-of-the art environment. Every client staying at Harbor Village is greeted by luxury accommodations including a beautifully furnished suite complete with television and headphones, an acre of scenic outdoor lounge area, salon, spa and massage services, acupuncture treatment, nutritious, gourmet dining and a personalized program designed for each client's specific problem.

According to Pill popping not such a smart move for students, students are selling or sharing the drugs with friends on campus. Students will take the drugs to help them perform better in their classwork and on school exams. It is estimated that at Cambridge University, 10% of the students use smart pills such as Modafinil.

A recent survey found that 70% of Americans now take at least one prescription drug. The concern is that today's students will continue to rely on these smart drugs will continue into working life and become as entrenched in our society.

“If you or someone you know gets involved with prescription drug abuse, get immediate help before it's too late," said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

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