As workloads increase and attention spans grow smaller, many college students are faced with a fundamental problem: finding enough time to get work done. Many students simply forgo sleep to keep up with school work, but others have turned to alternate methods to stay awake and focused.

One of these alternate methods is Adderall. Often used to help students cram for midterms, this amphetamine can help the user stay awake and focused for hours at a time. This multimedia story project with look at how many college students take Adderall, why they take it, how they obtain it and the lasting health effects taking it consistently can have on students. An informal survey of San Diego State students will give a rough estimate of how many students have taken Adderall in the past and whether students consider it a form of cheating or harmful to the physical or mental well-being of students.