Drug Safety

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Those who choose to drink, do not drink on campus, and a very large majority take part responsibly.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: If you want it, you're going to be able to find it.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: The drug scene isn't super noticeable until you go on twitter after following a lot of Salisbury people and some of those "Salisbury Snaps" or "Salisbury TMZ" accounts. There's people talking about drugs and alcohol all over twitter. But they're not all talk, they're doing it too.. just behind closed doors. The party scene consists mostly of alcohol and marijuana. Adderall and Vivance are just a text away if you need a study buddy.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I have not noticed too much drug used except some dealing during class, but drinking is apparent on the weekends because I see people carrying in a lot of alcohol sometimes.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There are quite a few people I have met who partake inn drugs such as marijuana and adderall. Not only do they smoke or take pills but they are also selling drugs to other students.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 387th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 948th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 955th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1057th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1240th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Harsh Desai
Salisbury, MD
Biology/ Pre-medicine
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Drugs on campus are present, but not excessive. Certainly, alcohol and marijuana are the most used—and sometimes abused—drugs on campus. However, they are the norm, and students do not really make a big deal of it. Furthermore, there is no real drug trade on campus in regard to hardcore drugs, such as cocaine—though they are used in small numbers. As a result, there is no real pressure to do drugs—it is an individual's choice whether to participate.

While drugs are easily accessible and ever-present on campus, the University Police does not turn a blind eye. The police are quick to respond to any visible drunken incident or drug presence, especially if the student is underage, so it is not uncommon to hear stories of students running from houses to prevent being arrested by incoming officers. Also, though marijuana and alcohol often slip through police patrols, the other "hardcore" drugs, if at all found, are quick to be eliminated. Ultimately, drugs are an everyday reality, but not a major concern here.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Center
Guerrieri University Center, Room 263
(410) 543-6070
Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 41 responses

  • 37% Alcohol
  • 33% Marijuana
  • 19% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 4% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 3% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 2% Cocaine
  • 2% None
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 41 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 22% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 34% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 41% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 2% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 40 responses

  • 25% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 48% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 10% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 12% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 5% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 41 responses

  • 20% Practically unlimited.
  • 59% Somewhat abundant.
  • 12% Somewhat limited.
  • 10% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 41 responses

  • 7% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 22% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 41% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 29% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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