Drug Safety

Location
Lexington, KY
Undergrads
19,178
Tuition (in-state)
$19,864 ($9,676)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't see people use drugs on campus other than tobacco every now and then. I know that it is prevalent because I hear people talking about it.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I have seen many janitorial/food staff try to sell "study drugs" to students multiple times. There is also a lot of under age drinking at greek parties. There is also nobody around campus purposely looking for these things, and trying to stop it. There is little policy enforcement.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug scene isn't that present of course there are some students that do part take in it but its not every where.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs are common, roofied drinks can be an issue

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is no peer pressure or different treatment for those who don't.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 197th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 980th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1077th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1137th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1256th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Rachel Schilling
Hometown
Cold Spring, KY
Major
English
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Just as in high school, there will be people at Kentucky who are interested in drugs and not in school. They will, however, probably be in college for the better part of a decade. Drugs are available depending on the sort of people you socialize with. For the most part, there are so many activities that don't involve drugs, you may never notice them.

There is no peer pressure involved with the drug scene on campus, but you may want to keep a close eye on your drink at parties, as people have been known to wake up the next morning not knowing where they are. Use good judgment and watch who you hang out with.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
2
Alcohol-Related Arrests
7
Drug-Related Referrals
20
Drug-Related Arrests
33
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
University of Kentucky Student Mental Health Service
(859) 323-5511

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 75 responses

  • 37% Alcohol
  • 29% Marijuana
  • 21% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 3% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 2% Cocaine
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% None
  • 1% Heroin
  • 1% Methamphetamine
  • 1% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 75 responses

  • 3% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 12% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 31% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 48% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 7% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 75 responses

  • 23% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 43% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 19% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 11% 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 75 responses

  • 21% Practically unlimited.
  • 43% Somewhat abundant.
  • 29% Somewhat limited.
  • 7% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 74 responses

  • 1% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 22% 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.
  • 31% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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