Drug Safety

New Orleans, LA
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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It exist but a lot of people don't do anything so there isn't an issue.

2 College Junior

Drug Safety: The vast majority of students at Tulane drink, and you will most likely feel uncomfortable if you don't. That doesn't mean you have to drink in order to have fun at Tulane, but you definitely have to be okay with being around alcohol if you're going to be happy here. The drinking culture of New Orleans definitely rubs off on Tulane. Weed also has a decent presence on campus, but drinking is what dominates the social scene.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Everything (excluding alcohol) is incredibly accessible. I wouldn't be scared of being pressured into anything though.

College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Good or bad depends on your opinion of underage alcohol consumption and drug usage.

College Freshman

Drug Safety: Rich white kids = drugs. You can get them easily if you want them. Not a requirement however to have a life.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 35th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1279th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1297th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1304th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1337th
    Least Underage Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Lauren Toppenberg
Knoxville, TN
Spanish/Latin American Studies
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Other than marijuana and cocaine, there are not that many drugs that are heavily used on campus. However, alcohol is considered a drug, and a lot of students abuse it. Tulane EMS is constantly picking up people for alcohol poisoning, and there are plenty of drunks walking around on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. If you don’t like harder drugs, they are easily avoided, but trying to avoid the prevalence of alcohol is nearly impossible. Parties are dominated by kegs and shots, and when students go out it is usually to bars or clubs to drink. Tulane really does not have a strong drug/alcohol counseling service, and there has been concern about this recently because there is usually a student that overdoses on drugs each school year.

An important thing to remember, especially at Tulane, is that you can’t assume who’s involved in the drug scene. With any rich school, students have more money to buy drugs; intelligent, affluent students are just as likely as anyone else to be buying or selling drugs. Also, given a city like New Orleans, there’s going to be a certain amount of substances, legal and otherwise, no matter where you go. Obviously you won’t see people drinking in the middle of the day when walking on campus, but the weekends and nightlife are surrounded by alcohol.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Substance Abuse Clinic
third floor of the Student Health Center (Uptown), room 338
(504) 865-5255, extension 235
The Substance Abuse Clinic provides evaluations, referrals, counseling, and general information on substance abuse, support groups, off-campus treatment centers, family issues, and how to help a friend with a substance abuse problem. All visits to the Substance Abuse Clinic are considered confidential. The Substance Abuse Clinic also provides a resource library with books, videos, tapes, journals, pamphlets, and booklets which students can use to do research for papers or presentations.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 49 responses

  • 28% Alcohol
  • 26% Marijuana
  • 18% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 10% Cocaine
  • 5% Ecstasy
  • 5% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 4% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 3% None
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 49 responses

  • 69% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 20% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 2% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 4% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 4% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 49 responses

  • 6% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 37% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 41% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 8% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 8% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 49 responses

  • 65% Practically unlimited.
  • 27% Somewhat abundant.
  • 4% Somewhat limited.
  • 4% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 49 responses

  • 12% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 33% 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.
  • 10% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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