Drug Safety

Tuscaloosa, AL
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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: There is quite a bit of social drinking pretty much any night of the week. However, the drug scene is a lot less visible.

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: It's typical for college. Not a problem,but still noticable.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: there are a shit ton of dealers in mallet

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I'm sure most schools party. I am popular, but I don't drink (never have). I was able to be nominated for SGA President, invited to join Fraternities even though they knew I wouldn't drink -- they were fine with it. I just said, "I don't drink, don't judge me for not drinking and I won't judge you for drinking" Everything was great!

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 17th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1229th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1251st
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1286th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1317th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers

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Josh Morris
Bath, Maine
Public Relations
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As far as drugs go at UA, if you want it, then you can get it, and if you don't, then you won't see it. Drugs are present at every school, and it is up to the individual to decide if they want to be around it or not. There is a rumor that cocaine is big at UA; however, most students say they have never seen it. The most common drug among UA students is Adderall, which students use to stay up late cramming for exams. During exam time, Adderall is everywhere. Students are not worried about getting busted for it since it is a prescription drug. Marijuana is also popular for some, but police are usually looking out for it. One thing for sure is that this town is a drinking town. Even if you are not 21, getting alcohol is no problem.

If a student is looking for a certain kind of drug, it can easily be found. However, most of the drug scene is kept quiet. Students not interested in drugs can easily stay away since they are not used by everyone. The Greeks are stereotyped to use drugs the most; however, drugs are kept hush-hush, so it is hard to tell. Although drugs are around, students do not feel pressured to do them.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription drugs
Drug Counseling Programs
The Counseling Center
225 Russell Hall
(205) 348-3863
Screenings, offers individual therapy, three support groups, and holds prevention lectures about drug and alcohol abuse

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 133 responses

  • 37% Alcohol
  • 27% Marijuana
  • 19% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 6% Cocaine
  • 3% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 3% None
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 1% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 132 responses

  • 42% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 38% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 11% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 6% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 2% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 132 responses

  • 2% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 20% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 36% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 39% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 2% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 132 responses

  • 33% Practically unlimited.
  • 41% Somewhat abundant.
  • 18% Somewhat limited.
  • 8% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 132 responses

  • 2% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 22% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 43% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 33% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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