Drug Safety

Location
Big Rapids, MI
Undergrads
9,366
Tuition (in-state)
$16,512 ($10,354)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Not really into that scene

3 College Student

Drug Safety: Usually unnoticeable with very few people being open about it.

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: Everyone who attends the Northern Michigan chapter in TC is non-traditional. We're beyond the party scene and just work on our degrees.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Overall, there's a pretty good drug safety atmosphere here.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: College students do drink, but the group that I surround myself with doesn't part take in that as much as others.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 219th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1118th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1188th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1221st
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1223rd
    Most Drug-Free Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Lauren Moore
Hometown
Temperance, MI
Major
Marketing
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According to students, drugs besides alcohol are somewhat noticeable on campus. Most of the drug complaints are based on the marijuana that is being used. There is also a use of prescription drugs among campus students. The use of drugs is noticeable depending on what group with which a person hangs out.

Alcohol use is very prevalent on campus. A great deal of students (whether of age or underage) drink socially throughout the week. There is not a huge amount of peer pressure to drink, and people are accepted whether or not they drink. A student’s social life does not have to be centered on drugs and alcohol use. When discussing underage drinking, almost all students agree that underage drinkers have a nearly unlimited amount of access to alcohol. This is in part because of friends made who are of age or attending parties. Though the temptation and ability to drink is high, not all students take part in it. It depends on the group and the amount of peer pressure that is prevalent.

When the school newspaper is published, there is a section that includes instances of underage drinking, as well as drug usage. The underage drinking includes issuances of "Minors in Possession" and appropriate legal actions being taken. This also goes for the use of drugs on campus.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
0
Alcohol-Related Arrests
0
Drug-Related Referrals
0
Drug-Related Arrests
0
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
Drug Counseling Programs
Nova Counseling
1724 North State St.
Big Rapids
(231) 796-4637
Treats addictions and substance abuse, sex therapy, and relationship issues.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 52 responses

  • 41% Alcohol
  • 34% Marijuana
  • 17% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 4% None
  • 3% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 52 responses

  • 23% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 42% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 17% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 12% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 6% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 52 responses

  • 2% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 15% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 37% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 42% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 4% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 51 responses

  • 24% Practically unlimited.
  • 43% Somewhat abundant.
  • 31% Somewhat limited.
  • 2% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 51 responses

  • 6% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 12% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 43% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 39% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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