Yes, it is possible to abuse modafinil. Modafinil is a medication that is typically prescribed to treat narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and shift work sleep disorder. However, some people may abuse modafinil as a “smart drug” or cognitive enhancer to improve focus, concentration, and productivity.

The abuse of modafinil can lead to side effects such as insomnia, anxiety, headache, and gastrointestinal problems. In addition, modafinil abuse can also lead to addiction and withdrawal symptoms if the medication is stopped abruptly. It is important to only use modafinil as directed by a healthcare professional and to avoid using it for non-medical purposes.