Drug Safety

Providence, RI
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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Nobody cares whether you drink or do drugs here. There is generally alcohol at parties and social gatherings, but you can choose to drink it or not and it's not a big deal either way. Same with marijuana. I know some people use psychadellics, but that's mostly frowned upon. I haven't really heard about any other drugs.

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1 College Freshman

Drug Safety: No drugs should be used on campus. Period.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There is no pressure into doing drugs.

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5 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drug Safety is very goo, because i don't take part

3 College Student

Drug Safety: People consume drugs, but nobody judges you if you do or don't. There's definitely a scene for every type of person.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 70th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1079th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1231st
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1261st
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1265th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers

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Justin Kim
Austin, TX
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While you can guarantee some exposure to drugs, it is by no means a social prerequisite. There is enough to do at Brown and in Providence to stave off the boredom that makes the drug scene thrive at other less-entertaining schools. Brown students, like any college student body, look to drugs for both social and academic reasons. Many students drink and smoke cigarettes and pot casually. From there, the scenes are more obscure and are neither prominent nor hard to find. Students at Brown tend to view substance use as a luxury that can be enjoyed with personal responsibility. The effects that abuse will have on your work and the threat of University and police action if you get caught keep students using drugs sensibly on campus.

In the end, students are neither excluded nor included socially based purely on their drug habits, and Brown students exhibit the full spectrum of personal habits. The most important thing to remember is that most Brown students are responsible and goal-driven kids. Drug use is more a byproduct of college life than a main activity.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Speed
  • Study drugs
Drug Counseling Programs
Health Service
3rd floor of health services
(401) 863-2794
Provide information concerning substance abuse issues, counseling

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 35 responses

  • 39% Alcohol
  • 36% Marijuana
  • 12% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 4% Cocaine
  • 4% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 2% None
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 35 responses

  • 26% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 69% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 3% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 3% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 0% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 36 responses

  • 3% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 33% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 39% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 22% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 3% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 35 responses

  • 40% Practically unlimited.
  • 43% Somewhat abundant.
  • 14% Somewhat limited.
  • 3% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 35 responses

  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 9% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 54% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 37% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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