Drug Safety

Location
Ann Arbor, MI
Undergrads
27,046
Tuition (in-state)
$40,392 ($12,994)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Large events that involve heavy drinking including tailgates. Also, with hash bash, there is a large usage of marijuana in Ann Arbor

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3 College Student

Drug Safety: There's definitely a lot of pot, coke, booze, and pretty much anything else, but it's easy enough to avoid if you don't want to have any.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: No pressure to do drugs

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol and drug usage are high and not particularly enforced.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The alcohol visibility is only really pronounced on the weekends (in the frats) and on game day; the police never seem to do anything about the wild parties down on State street unless things get seriously out of hand.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 12th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1235th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1299th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1323rd
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1332nd
    Least Underage Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Linda Tell
Hometown
Syosset
Major
International Studies
Grad Year
2015
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Ann Arbor is relatively lenient when it comes to drugs and drug penalties. Marijuana has been decriminalized in the past, and today, being caught only warrants a small fine. Every spring, students and Ann Arbor residents come together on the University lawns to celebrate their annual Hash Bash—a festival of sorts, protesting marijuana laws, among other things. Although drug laws aren't stringent, this does not mean that all students partake in the drug scene. Students find that although drugs are available, if you want them, you have to seek them out. Alcohol, on the other hand, is prevalent in many social settings. Regardless, there are plenty of people who abstain from drugs and alcohol. Michigan is by no means defined by its drug scene, and ultimately, using drugs is a choice.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
527
Alcohol-Related Arrests
550
Drug-Related Referrals
57
Drug-Related Arrests
56
Most Popular Drugs
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin, etc.)
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
3100 Michigan Union, 530 S. State St.
Ann Arbor
(734) 764-8312
Drug counseling programs
Did You Know?
Hash Bash has been held annually at noon on the first Saturday in April on the Michigan Diag since 1972.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 106 responses

  • 38% Alcohol
  • 35% Marijuana
  • 16% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 4% Cocaine
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 2% None
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 107 responses

  • 3% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 14% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 56% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 24% 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 107 responses

  • 39% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 46% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 10% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 4% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 1% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 106 responses

  • 29% Practically unlimited.
  • 59% Somewhat abundant.
  • 9% Somewhat limited.
  • 2% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 106 responses

  • 1% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 14% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 55% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 30% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.

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