Drug Safety

Austin, TX
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$33,128 ($9,790)
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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: There is a lot of peer pressure from different groups of people to drink alcohol.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Based on the people I hang around, not a lot of them get drunk on the weekdays and if they do drink/do drugs they're smart about it, so that they aren't incapacitated the next day. And they make sure that they can still function in class.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drinking and drugs are pretty prevalent but no one judges you for not partaking in any of it.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People of course get loud with alcohol and Austin being a liberal place, marijuana is abundant but it is not something you see on the daily or be bothered with

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2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The Greek Life is very big on UT campus. Every weekend West Campus (where the frat houses are located) are spilling over with drunk kids stumbling off to their next party. Weed isn't hard to find either. It's Austin. You could ask a homeless guy and he'd know where to find it.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 217th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1028th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1115th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1195th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1305th
    Least Underage Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Tony Griffin
Houston, TX
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The most prevalent drugs on the UT campus are, without a doubt, alcohol and marijuana. However, if someone wants any type of drug, it is likely that he or she will be able to get it fairly easily. Most anyone knows someone, or knows someone who knows someone, who can get their hands on cocaine or any type of pill that they want-ecstasy, speed and the like. Heroin, however, does not seem to be that prevalent. Most students at UT drink, no matter what their age, and getting a hold of alcohol if you are underage is fairly simple.

Most students at UT consider weed not to be an illegal drug, but put it in the same category with alcohol. Whether you are a pot smoker or not, you will not feel pressure to do so at UT. Students here respect one another and tend not to violate another students personal space. So overall, drugs are available if you want them.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Adderall
  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Ritalin
Drug Counseling Programs
Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Program
(512) 475-8252
Drug Counseling Programs
Confidential Telephone Counseling
(512) 471-2255

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 155 responses

  • 40% Alcohol
  • 32% Marijuana
  • 20% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 3% None
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 1% Cocaine
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Heroin

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 155 responses

  • 19% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 43% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 15% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 15% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 9% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 155 responses

  • 1% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 17% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 37% 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 155 responses

  • 26% Practically unlimited.
  • 51% Somewhat abundant.
  • 17% Somewhat limited.
  • 6% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 154 responses

  • 1% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 8% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 54% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 37% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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