Drug Safety

Norfolk, VA
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$22,230 ($8,190)
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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: From what I have seen, people are not acting out in a particular way.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: the campus police do a great job at keeping the student safe and keep the partying to a minimum

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: I have no experienced any drug scene at my school.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is a drug problem and it needs to be looked at

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Programs to inform students about drug safety


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 187th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1035th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1090th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1148th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1173rd
    Most Drug-Free Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Bryoney Hayes
The East Coast!
English with a Journalism concentration
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Very rarely can you find a student who will admit to taking or using drugs other than alcohol. However, that isn't to say that drug use doesn't happen on ODU's campus. Students may be tight-lipped about it, but in the darkness of dorms or in the privacy of their own apartments, students do indulge. Alcohol is the most obvious activity, since every Friday night students crowd 42nd Street looking for parties and for booze, but marijuana is most definitely the drug of choice on campus. Practically everyone knows someone who smokes, and, despite their reticence, they probably do as well.

Because of college pressures, a few have been known
to snort Ritalin or Adderall. But none of this activity is present on campus. Students don't come to class inebriated, and practically never does drug scene talk infiltrate academics-however, this, of course, depends on the type of people you hang with. Virtually all of the students here are good at keeping their night life separate from their academic one, and there is no pressure for non-users to start.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Office of Counseling Services
1526 Webb Center
(757) 683-4401
Alcohol dependency awareness, drug clinics

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 128 responses

  • 34% Alcohol
  • 34% Marijuana
  • 15% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 8% None
  • 4% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Cocaine
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 128 responses

  • 23% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 38% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 23% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 11% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 5% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 129 responses

  • 2% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 20% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 31% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 40% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 7% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 128 responses

  • 16% Practically unlimited.
  • 41% Somewhat abundant.
  • 28% Somewhat limited.
  • 14% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 128 responses

  • 5% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 9% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 38% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 48% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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