Drug Safety

Providence, RI
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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It's great if you like to drink. Alcohol is incredibly prevalent.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There might as well be beer taps in the dining hall instead of a soda fountain. Weed is extremely prevalent.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drinking is in your face somewhat but other drugs arent as much like weed is around but it isnt like forced upon and you can avoid it if you want as well as hard stuff

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The establishment is very clear in discouraging alcohol and drug use, but they do not pretend that it does not happen and they try very hard to encourage students to be safe. That being said, there are a lot of problems with off-campus drinking at bars and off-campus house parties. I definitely felt very out of place at first, coming into the school as someone who does not drink. I can't even imagine how much worse I would have felt if my roommate had not been in the same situation as me.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: You hear about people using drugs, but the only one that's really prevalent is alcohol and maybe marijuana


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 57th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1071st
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1245th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1277th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1289th
    Least Underage Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Amanda Mathieu
Groton, CT
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By far, the most widely used drug at PC is alcohol. Binge drinking is a normal occurrence, and one which every student cannot help but observe. The real drug scene is much more inconspicuous. While marijuana is the drug of choice, there are whispers about ecstasy, mushrooms, and a small coke scene. Drugs can be acquired at PC, like most colleges, but the scene is not so prevalent that it cannot be avoided or even go undetected at all.

The low-key use of drugs makes PC a comfortable atmosphere for the students who don’t use, while users should be satisfied. The drug scene could be far worse than it is, but drinking, not drugs, is really what PC is about.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Chaplain's Office
(401) 865-2216
Religious pastoral counseling and pastoral care
Drug Counseling Programs
The Health Educator
(401) 865-1817
Workshops and screenings
Drug Counseling Programs
The Personal Counseling Center
(401) 865-2343
Early identification, assessment, and intervention; substance abuse counseling
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Health Services
(401) 865-2422
Works in cooperation with the Personal Counseling

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 31 responses

  • 41% Alcohol
  • 31% Marijuana
  • 18% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 6% Cocaine
  • 3% None
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 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 31 responses

  • 68% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 23% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 6% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 0% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 3% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 31 responses

  • 6% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 13% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 35% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 42% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 3% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 31 responses

  • 52% Practically unlimited.
  • 42% Somewhat abundant.
  • 6% Somewhat limited.
  • 0% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 30 responses

  • 10% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 23% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 47% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 20% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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