The consensus among students is that you can find drugs on campus if you want them, but they are not overwhelmingly present. Alcohol is the top drug used on campus, followed by pot. Students also use caffeine pills and other drugs that help them stay awake. In this case, students use these drugs not to escape the world, but because they need to study. The best aspect of the drug scene at Hopkins, however, is that there is no pressure to use drugs. Students are understanding about letting other students make their own choices.
Drug use at Hopkins is a matter of choice. It is very uncommon to hear about anyone allowing their drug or alcohol use to interfere with their studies. When people choose to use drugs, it is usually on the weekends as a chance to relax. Even where drugs are used, they are not a visible presence on campus because there isn’t pressure from others to use.