Drug Safety

Princeton, NJ
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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I am not into those things, but I don't think it is that bad...

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Speaking specifically about alcohol: once the weekend comes, it's almost everywhere. Whether in its physical form or if a student is talking about it. Pregaming is almost the rule. Fortunately, most of it is in a designated location (Prospect) with the exception of students who stash in their room. If you get caught with alcohol, you will probably be given a warning.

College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol is very common (practically unlimited once you're on "the Street"). Although most students drink, as someone in the minority that doesn't, I haven't ever felt pressure to do so. Aside from alcohol, there's not much of a drug scene. A few students smoke marijuana, but there's no peer pressure to do so.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 261st
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 782nd
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 786th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1071st
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1196th
    Least Underage Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kristen McCarthy
Mahwah, N.J.
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Like almost any other university, there are drugs present on Princeton's campus. The drug scene on Princeton's campus is not very visible, but it is present. With the strong presence of eating clubs as the main dining and social option for students, alcohol is the source of the majority of strain in the relationship between administrators and students. Each weekend, a number of students have to visit McCosh Health Center, or "get McCosh-ed," for alcohol-related issues. Other than alcohol, marijuana is the most prevalent drug on campus.

Increasingly, a small minority of Princeton students have started to use drugs other than alcohol and marijuana. A recent article in the Daily Princetonian reported an increasing presence of drugs such as cocaine and Adderrall on campus. Because of the academic pressures, some students opt to use prescription drugs, such as Ritalin, to stay awake to do work. Most students at Princeton do not use drugs, and it is by no means a widespread problem.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Attention-enhancing drugs
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Alcohol and Drug Educators
Provide order-in programs for RA groups; design and circulate flyers, brochures, and other promotional materials
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Center Alcohol and Other Drugs Team
(609) 258-3285
Assessment; short-term individual psychotherapy; support group for students looking to control their drinking; referrals to private therapists

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 20 responses

  • 41% Alcohol
  • 41% Marijuana
  • 10% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 3% Cocaine
  • 3% Ecstasy
  • 3% None
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 21 responses

  • 29% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 62% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 5% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 0% 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 21 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 5% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 38% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 48% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 10% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 21 responses

  • 48% Practically unlimited.
  • 43% Somewhat abundant.
  • 10% Somewhat limited.
  • 0% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 20 responses

  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 15% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 45% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 40% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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