Drug Safety

Dallas, TX
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2 College Junior

Drug Safety: Rampant alcohol use. Cocaine is big as well. The fraternities contribute a lot to this.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol is mainly what people use; there's some weed and some kids who do adderal and coke.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Some people get too drunk and do stupid stuff, but I don't hang out with drunks. A lot of people smoke weed instead, which is much safer and more fun anyway. I hear a lot of people do coke, but I'm never around it so I'm not sure if it's just rumors or if it's just the Greek kids that partake.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: SMU is known to be a party school. If you want to find drugs/alcohol you will, if you aren't looking for it, you won't see it. It's not a huge issue.

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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: We like to party... sometimes too much.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 93rd
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1145th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1151st
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1224th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1238th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Peter Goldschmidt
Jefferson City, MO
Financial Consulting
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No college can escape the scourge of drugs and alcohol. It is an integrated part of the whole college experience. The challenge, on that note, is to regulate the usage so that students are able to safely enjoy their four years of irresponsibility. SMU is similar to every typical college; it has drug users and alcoholics. You can get access to any kind of drug you wish. The most prevalent drugs are marijuana and Adderall. Students typically only use Adderall in moderation, to cram for tests and exams. Another drug you may encounter, by rumors specifically, is cocaine. The coke scene is completely underground-along with all other hardcore drugs. The most blatant drug on campus is alcohol. Every semester there are posters all over campus with statistics and other little factoids to help educate students on drug usage. Other illegal drugs tend to be concealed, and the usage is marginal. Students are more addicted to having fun with their friends at a bar with a few beers, rather than kicking back in an apartment and shooting heroin. On the surface, this campus is drug-free-minus the few stoners and fans of bar specials found on every campus.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Adderall
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Alcoholics Anonymous
Neuhoff Catholic Student Center
(214) 987-0044
Drug Counseling Programs
Central Group
1810 Hall Street
Drug Counseling Programs
Memorial Health Center
Alcohol and drug assessment, intervention, short-term counseling, referral to other outside help

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 45 responses

  • 33% Alcohol
  • 25% Marijuana
  • 21% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 14% Cocaine
  • 3% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 3% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 1% None
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 45 responses

  • 38% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 47% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 4% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 11% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 0% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 46 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 20% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 41% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 39% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 0% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 46 responses

  • 24% Practically unlimited.
  • 48% Somewhat abundant.
  • 26% Somewhat limited.
  • 2% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 44 responses

  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 32% 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.
  • 23% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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