Drug Safety

Baltimore, MD
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5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There is almost no real drug use on campus besides weed.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Come on too few people in this school drink. this is a problem.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Alcohol use, as at any college campus, is quite prevalent. Fraternity parties are sometimes shut down due to overcrowding/noise complaints, but I have never heard of anyone being arrested for underage drinking as a result. It's essentially acknowledged but kept quiet by the campus security force.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is no peer enforcement, and drugs are not too visible. It's easy to stay away from them.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: If you are awake in the dorm past midnight you will see a couple of students drunkenly trying to find their rooms, but there is definitely no pressure to drink if you're not interested and you stay away from places where alcohol is being consumed.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 243rd
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 756th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1067th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1085th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1256th
    Least Underage Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Dan White
Glen Rock, NJ
International Studies and Economics
Grad Year
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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.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription "study" drugs (Adderall, Ritalin, etc.)
Drug Counseling Programs
JHU Counseling Center
3003 N. Charles St., Suite S-200
(410) 516-8278
Free and confidential drug and alcohol counseling

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 43 responses

  • 38% Alcohol
  • 26% Marijuana
  • 21% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 4% None
  • 3% Cocaine
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Methamphetamine
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 0% Heroin

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 43 responses

  • 7% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 53% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 26% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 7% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 7% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 43 responses

  • 2% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 14% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 33% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 40% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 12% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 43 responses

  • 23% Practically unlimited.
  • 58% Somewhat abundant.
  • 16% Somewhat limited.
  • 2% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 43 responses

  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 9% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 44% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 47% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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