Drug Safety

Columbia, MO
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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs are cracked down upon but not many students participate in doing drugs

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: You don't see a lot of people doing drugs. The dorms have a strict policy against it and the authorities are always called when they find someone doing drugs. Most people are caught if they do drugs.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't really think there is that much drug use going on on campus

3 College Student

Drug Safety: Drugs is not a serious thing that has been happening on campus but drinking tends to happen a lot.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There is a lot of underage drinking, period. Whether or not you feel left out or not if you do not partake is dependent on your group of friends. Some people will judge you, others will not.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 132nd
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1123rd
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1202nd
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1261st
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1265th
    Least Underage Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Alex Kojadinovic
Saint Louis, Missouri
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The main "drug" on MU's infamous "dry" campus would have to be alcohol. People party it up on campus, downtown, and in Greek houses and private homes. Pot does enter the realm of party-goers every once in a while, but big drugs, such as coke or meth, are not easily available. If someone is looking to get these drugs, there are ways, as there are ways everywhere else, but Mizzou students stick to celebrating with a good ol' beer instead of hitting the hard drugs. Most students have either tried or been around pot smoking, but it is not something that students set out to participate in. 

Drinking on campus, mainly in the dorms, is not looked on favorably. Students will get in trouble and be written up. In many cases, for the first offense, they have to take a $50 class and are reprimanded by the RAs. During football games, parts of campus do become part of the "wet campus," but even in these areas, there are police patrolling for underage drinking (and they will give tickets—they don't give warnings). Drinking and driving is also strict. Both penalties for a DUI and an MIP (minor in possession) can be very severe, sometimes costing thousands of dollars. MUPD (the University of Missouri Police Department) as well as the CPD (Columbia Police Department) are starting to crack down on underage drinking and drunk driving.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT)
200 Bingham Commons
(573) 882-4634
Students counsel other students against the dangers of drugs and alcohol use.
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Center
119 Parker Hall
(573) 882-6601
Students can seek individual or group counseling, and drug and alcohol evaluations.
Drug Counseling Programs
Wellness Resource Center
G202 MU Student Center
(573) 882-4634
Programs that encourage students to drink responsibly and to avoid predatory drugs ("roofies").

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 102 responses

  • 38% Alcohol
  • 31% Marijuana
  • 22% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 2% None
  • 1% Cocaine
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Steroids
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Heroin

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 102 responses

  • 25% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 47% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 16% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 5% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 7% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 102 responses

  • 2% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 14% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 38% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 38% 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 102 responses

  • 25% Practically unlimited.
  • 47% Somewhat abundant.
  • 25% Somewhat limited.
  • 3% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 101 responses

  • 3% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 17% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 51% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 29% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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