Academic doping in Aust students high

Academic doping, especially with prescription amphetamines, is most prevalent in high pressure courses, such as medicine and law.

More than 1700 students from four universities were asked in an online survey about their lifetime use of modafinil, prescription stimulants such as methylphenidate, supplements such as ginkgo biloba, illicit drugs such as speed and cocaine and relaxants such as Valium, and caffeine.

More than one in 10 students reported using prescription amphetamines, and methylphenidate in particular. Nearly 3% of the