Drug Safety

Austin, TX
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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I personally do not notice drug use but I know it's there.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: The drug scene is very high on campus and often talked about among eachother

1 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I constantly see my peers drinking, and it's not just visible drinking, but underage drinking being posted on social media profiles. The kids are honestly out of control. I don't drink to the extent that most of my peers do, and I never will. I see how they treat people who don't drink (like me) and I never want to result to be that kind of person. There needs to be more control. I'd prefer it be the self control of students, but if authorities need to step in, I'm not complaining.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Lots of people drink, a good amount of people smoke weed. I have friends that don't drink or smoke, and they have no problem.

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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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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 157 responses

  • 40% Alcohol
  • 32% Marijuana
  • 20% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 3% None
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Cocaine
  • 1% Steroids
  • 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 157 responses

  • 20% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 42% 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 158 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 157 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 157 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.
  • 36% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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