Many young adults including doctors use modafinil without a diagnosis to stay active and alert while performing their tasks. Among other prescribed medications including beta blockers, sleeping pills, anxiety medication etc. modafinil is the most common smart drug. According to the report of young people interviewed in Denmark, as a part of a study to estimate their health and pressure to perform in higher education. They admit that they use modafinil sometimes to get along with the pressure that they face, even though they are not prescribed.
“They feel that it is important to perform better to cope up with the expectation of the society. As a result everyone is trying to look and feel better than the other. Modafinil helps them to get along with this pressure,” says anthropologist Jeanett Bjonnessn, adjunct professor at the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Aarhus University, Denmark. Sixty students took part in the interview. Many of them admitted that they need modafinil to boost their performance. In the interviews they express a need for modafinil because we live in a society where there is no room for uncertainty. Modafinil is no longer a taboo as it has become more common and acceptable in the society now as compared to few years ago. Nowadays it’s no longer difficult to get people to talk. This simply shows that modafinil and other performance enhancing substance that have become more and more acceptable.