Be slim, creative, intelligent, successful? Who does not want to? Not surprisingly, the sale of substances that promise just this, are growing at an accelerated pace. So-called smart drugs are chemistry, plants or medicines that should improve the physical and mental state. However, these substances often do not work as promised in the advertising campaign of the manufacturer: instead of Olympus, the consumer can easily get into the intensive care unit. It is not so easy to answer the question of where the nutritional supplement ends and the smart drug begins.
The number of Americans using certain drugs as drugs has doubled since the beginning of the 1990s. Now there are about 15 million such buyers in the US. Basically, these are teenagers. The most common abuse of opioids, sedatives and stimulants of the central nervous system. From 1992 to 2003, the abuse of medicines in the “country of unlimited possibilities” doubled compared to the consumption of marijuana; this is more than five times more than cocaine consumption and 60 times more than heroin consumption. The number of drug abuse is greater than the consumption of cocaine, hallucinogens and heroin combined.
About Germany, such information is not available, which does not mean that such a problem does not exist there. 1.4 million Germans depend on medicines. In this statistics – only those patients that are known to doctors. This group consists, in the main, of people who are dependent on benzodiazepines. More often than not, drugs are used as substitutes for drugs.
In the Internet space in various forums people exchange experiences, give advice and share the feelings they received. Abuse of medicines is not generally considered a drug use, since the use is usually non-invasive, that is, oral. Experienced users are afraid to use syringes and cannulas. These are young addicts of a special kind.
Modafin (Modafinil): natural stimulant
Vigilia – prayer at the beginning of the day. Its origin is due to the celebration of the Easter night. In the form of a wake, short versions of the psalms are cited. Under the same name, there is a medicine that promises mental clarity and wakefulness. In Germany, it is admitted for sale as a drug for the treatment of sleep disorders. Some “prosharyennye” managers and stockbrokers called this drug “Viagra for the brain.”
What is inside?
One tablet contains 100 mg of modafinil (2-diphenylmethylsulfinyl-acetamide).
Other names Modafin
International names: Modalert 200 (USA, Great Britain and Italy); Alertek (Canada); Modawigil (Australia and New Zealand); Modasomil (Austria and Switzerland); Mododal (France, Spain and Scandinavia); Vigil (Germany).
How to apply?
Tablets are taken orally and washed down with liquid. There are no other documented methods. The substance is valued by athletes as doping. People seeking to replace ecstasy or cocaine, modafinil usually ignore. The main result: increased productivity.
Two-time world champion Kelly White from the US, after a positive test for doping, admitted that she had taken modafinil for several months. Many successful managers with his help climbed very high on the career ladder. The price determines the target group. Packaging for a month costs about 400 dollars, the price on the black market is even higher. Ability not to sleep more than a day interested and military. The Sleep Research Journal published the results of a check of mental activity of 41 volunteers from the Canadian army. After applying the medication, they were able to serve for three days and two nights, without interruption to sleep. At the same time, the response rates, short-term memory and well-being improved significantly.
Unlike the US, modafinil is recognized in Germany as a narcotic drug. But on the Internet, such regulatory regulations are worthless. A couple of mouse clicks and modafinil, sold under different names, will be at your house. Convenient, fast, illegal. This drug will not be street. The price is too high, the “arrival” does not begin instantly, the result forces itself to wait a long time. Toxicity is not high, and social consequences are still unexplored. The time of the sleepless began, modafinil is at the next stage of development.
Modafin: how does it work?
In Germany, modafinil was approved for the symptomatic treatment of narcolepsy with and without cataplexy, a shift worker syndrome with excessive drowsiness of moderate to severe severity; and also in cases when other measures did not lead to a certain improvement. Modafin is used in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome. Modafin acts differently than amphetamine. It inhibits the release of substances that make us tired. Modafinil normalizes the balance of wakefulness and sleep in such a way that a person can not sleep for days. The producer of this medication can not be considered completely innocent of his abuse. The biopharmaceutical company Cephalon conducted an extremely aggressive advertising campaign, aimed mainly at people with sleep disorders and decline of power. Narcolepsy was rarely mentioned. Clinical trials have confirmed that modafinil is suitable as a fatigue-maintenance substance in people with multiple sclerosis, alleviating the symptoms of depression. In addition, the daily dose of 300 mg markedly changed the picture of the disease of children with attention deficit disorder for the better.
Modafin: how dangerous is it?
Presumably, the toxicity of Modafin is very low. The greatest danger comes from sociological and psychological changes. So far, there have been too few studies of patients taking this drug for a long time to treat drowsiness.
What can happen?
Very often headaches begin, often – pains in the chest, nausea, dry mouth, confusion. Symptoms of overdose:
- Trembling, restlessness
- A slight increase in body temperature
- Tachycardia, heart rhythm disturbances
- Dilation of pupils
- Weight loss
- Mental dependence
- Repetition of meaningless actions
- Aggressive behavior
- Acoustic hallucinations