Drug Safety

Location
San Diego, CA
Undergrads
23,036
Tuition (in-state)
$18,236 ($6,578)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Average, but when it's a party night, that's when it's at it's peak I swear

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: We don't have a huge drug problem here on school, there aren't a lot of drug related deaths that happen here on campus, so I think our drug safety is fine.

College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't do drugs or party

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Honestly, I can't get over how many students here drink completely over their limits to the point where they are blacked out and sloppy.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs and underage drinking are not very prevalent.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 97th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1242nd
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1290th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1300th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1322nd
    Least Underage Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Brennan Wasan
Hometown
San Diego, CA
Major
Communications
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Marijuana has a large following here at San Diego State and alcohol an even larger one. Other than those two substances, there are not many other drugs used heavily. Occasionally, you will here about or see someone snorting cocaine, popping ecstasy, or taking OxyContin. It all depends on what circles you run in. Hardcore drug use, the kind Hunter S. Thompson would be proud of, is not the norm. If you truly want to get into some heavy stuff, I’ve been told that you can find it. On the contrary, if you want to surround yourself in a clean and drug-free environment, you could just as easily do that.

Like many campuses, drugs are fairly common and accessible if you come in contact with the right people. In 2008, San Diego State was nationally noticed for the infamous drug bust occurring on campus, referred to as Operation Sudden Fall. The six-month prolonged investigation centered on several San Diego State fraternity houses brought about the arrest of 96 individuals, 75 of which were San Diego State students. Home grown marijuana, cocaine, and ecstasy were some of the illegal drugs dealt on campus.
 

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
381
Alcohol-Related Arrests
40
Drug-Related Referrals
56
Drug-Related Arrests
117
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling and Psychological Services
2109 Student Services East
(619) 594-5220
Individual counseling, support groups, psychological consultation
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Health Services
5500 Campanile Dr.
(619) 594-4133
Personal health-related counseling by appointment

Student Polls

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

  • 36% Alcohol
  • 33% Marijuana
  • 16% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 6% Ecstasy
  • 3% Cocaine
  • 2% None
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Heroin

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 128 responses

  • 3% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 24% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 38% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 32% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 3% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 127 responses

  • 34% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 38% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 12% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 9% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 7% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 127 responses

  • 27% Practically unlimited.
  • 48% Somewhat abundant.
  • 20% Somewhat limited.
  • 5% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 127 responses

  • 5% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 17% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 46% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 32% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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