CBC officials work to promote healthy studying, combatting drug usage

CBC officials work to promote healthy studying, combatting drug usage

Officials work to eliminate the use of drugs and promote healthier studying outlets during finals week.

Columbia Basin College (CBC) students are officially done cramming for finals Thursday, but study drugs remain an issue.

Students say even though energy drinks help them stay up, study drugs like prescription Adderall for attention deficit disorder or (ADD) are popular during finals week.

The drug helps students stay awake, focus, and study before big exams.

CBC counselors are working to help students find healthier ways to study, while students say Adderall is just easy to find.

“I know a couple of people that use it. But if I wanted to I could get some too it’s just that accessible,” CBC student Christian Magallan said.

“We have counselors on standby for this particular reason because we do have students that come to us with high anxiety their stressed out about their finals,” CBC counselor Sylvia Withers.

A National Center for Health Research study of 10,000 students found about 7 percent had abused “study drugs,” although the percent varied at different colleges.

CBC students say the real trick to passing is an old fashioned good night’s sleep.