Drug Safety

Baton Rouge, LA
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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Most students drink. But I have never been pressured to do anything I wouldn't want to do. If you want to just drink cokes or Dr Pepper, etc. nobody will give you a hard time.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: A lot, of people on campus take part in both of these, however, they don't make it noticeable nor go to the extreme with it.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs arn't bad and if they are I just don't notice them.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is a big party scene at the school, but not on campus

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's not like drug and alcohol use are in your face. It's pretty hush-hush, but everyone knows it's there. No one flaunts their drinking in my opinion.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 14th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1135th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1139th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1175th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1321st
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kim Moreau
Baton Rouge, La
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The drug scene at LSU is a matter of debate. If you don't consider alcohol a drug, LSU seems to be in the clear. However, if you do consider liquor, wine, and beer as drugs, LSU has a serious drug problem. LSU is known for its party reputation. LSU football games usually go by the standard of "win or lose, we booze," and binge drinking is a competitive sport. But the school is trying to clean up its act with stricter rules and by trying to publicize nondrinking as the norm. As far as other drugs, students tend to stay away from hard drugs. Rarely do you hear of students doing drugs at all, and most students are quick to admit they have no idea about the campus drug scene. You'd be hard-pressed to find any sort of "Traffic" or "Blow" movie-style drug rings or anybody who has even seen that sort of thing in real life. There is a relatively larger amount of soft drugs like marijuana and study drugs like Ritalin and Adderall. During finals, you can find many students in the library hopped up on pills to stay awake for several days.

Overall, LSU's drug scene does not overshadow the school. Plenty of students don't do drugs, and if they do, most of them don't talk about it. If you remember DARE from your elementary school days, you should be fine. Remember, kids—just say no.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin, etc.)
Drug Counseling Programs
Mental Health Service
Student Health Center, Room 250
Baton Rouge
(225) 578-8774
A wide range of issues is covered.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 81 responses

  • 38% Alcohol
  • 29% Marijuana
  • 23% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 4% None
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Cocaine
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 80 responses

  • 4% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 9% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 44% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 39% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 5% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 81 responses

  • 51% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 36% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 10% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 2% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 1% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 80 responses

  • 26% Practically unlimited.
  • 44% Somewhat abundant.
  • 19% Somewhat limited.
  • 11% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 79 responses

  • 1% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 10% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 56% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 33% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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