Drugs are prevalent at Marlboro College, mostly marijuana and alcohol. These act as social lubricants, stress relievers, and breaks from reality for many students. Though widely used, drugs and alcohol are almost never pushed upon individuals. If there is a party where drinking and smoking is going on, people will offer you what they have but will not criticize your decision to say no. People at Marlboro generally respect one another's beliefs and will not persist to change them. It's pretty easy to stand up for what you believe in here.
Campus is fairly lax about its drug and alcohol policy. That's probably because it has never gotten out of control, and the student population manages their responsibilities fairly efficiently. If students have a problem with drugs and alcohol, they always have RAs looking after them, making sure they're not flying off course. If indeed someone has a problem, the RAs are there to take the necessary steps to help someone out. They become great resources for those struggling with substance abuse. Drugs are not necessarily a problem at Marlboro, though they are widely used. Students manage to keep themselves under control.