Drug Safety

Knoxville, TN
Tuition (in-state)
$27,582 ($9,092)
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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I do not partake in drinking or doing drugs, but from what I know, they are easy to get ahold of.

College Junior

Drug Safety: I didn't participate I this stuff. At all.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Most students do not use drugs and the visibility of drugs is limited

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The students here are sneaky. Most of the time if they are going to do some type of drug they stay in their dorm so no one will know.

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3 College Student

Drug Safety: UT is known to be a party school and parties are numerous and frequent. It's not uncommon to see students drunkenly stumbling to their dorms. I have never heard of any kind of enforcement.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 108th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 680th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 974th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1201st
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1223rd
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kristen Lewis
Litchfield, NH
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Most students agree that there is not a lot of pressure to do drugs at UT. For someone who wants drugs, however, they are not impossible to find. You will probably know people that do it, but they probably will never pressure you to do it. Most students agree that the people who choose to do drugs keep it to themselves and their close friends.

Marijuana is the number one cash crop in the state of Tennessee and is easily the cheapest and most readily available drug. A lot of drug users limit their use to marijuana alone and do not use any harder drugs. The harder drugs can be found throughout Knoxville, but are well hidden. You will probably not have many encounters with drugs other than marijuana. With drugs in general, it is easy to maintain your stance once it is made, and people will handle your decisions as an adult the majority of the time.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
(865) 525-9040
Drug Counseling Programs
Alcoholics Anonymous
(865) 522-9667
Drug Counseling Programs
(865) 523-4704
Residential and outpatient services, state-supported
Drug Counseling Programs
Dri-Dock Detoxification Unit
(865) 558-5705
State-supported detox program
Drug Counseling Programs
Lighthouse Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center
(865) 558-8880
Private residential care
Drug Counseling Programs
Narcotics Anonymous
(865) 521-1989

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 100 responses

  • 40% Alcohol
  • 32% Marijuana
  • 19% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 2% None
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Cocaine
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 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 100 responses

  • 24% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 42% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 19% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 13% 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 101 responses

  • 1% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 9% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 35% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 50% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 5% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 100 responses

  • 22% Practically unlimited.
  • 50% Somewhat abundant.
  • 16% Somewhat limited.
  • 12% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 100 responses

  • 1% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 15% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 40% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 44% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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