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Alcohol is definitely one of the most prevalent drugs found on Denison's campus. It is not uncommon to find underage drinking at almost every party and even sometimes in dorms. Alcohol is very easy for underage students to obtain, especially since those who are 21 live on the same campus. Every party will have alcohol freely available, as well. Marijuana is a close second—though, it is definitely avoidable. The drug scene at Denison is very hush-hush, and therefore, extremely easy to avoid if that is not something you want to do. As for harder drugs, like cocaine and ecstasy, they can be found if you know certain people; otherwise, you will never see them being used openly and recreationally at Denison. Study drugs, like Adderall and Ritalin, have also become increasingly prevalent in the last few years.
One way Denison implements drug safety on campus is through its Medical Amnesty policy. Students who turn highly intoxicated students in do not get in any trouble, even if they were drinking. This allows students to help their fellow students if they are in danger, without any fear of getting in trouble. If you do not drink or do drugs, that absolutely does not mean you won't have a social life. Denison is very inclusive in its nightlife, and even if you don't drink, you can absolutely still go to a party and have fun. If you do decide to drink and do drugs, it is pretty easy to avoid getting written up and in trouble, if you are discreet about it.