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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I believe that the staff know that they cannot stop students from doing these things but they do stop the publicity of it. Students are fined at the sight of the use of alcohol or drugs.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Some the students wreak a scent of drugs and alcohol.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Since you can smoke tobacco on campus it is fairly noticeable of the drug/ alcohol scene.

College Junior

Drug Safety: I know nothing about the drug scene

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: The drug scene at Alabama A&M University is not really big, although it depends on who you hang out with. People usually smoke on campus and that's the most drug scene that I've seen around campus.

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Drugs are a huge issue on campus. Rumor has it that drugs are usually seen more in the male dormitories. Although drugs are not seen in the female dormitories as much, they are not nonexistent. You can encounter them at some point. In the crime statistics, of all the campus violations, the ones involving drugs are the highest—more so than alcohol offenses. 

A word of advice to the incoming freshmen or to anyone who is thinking of attending A&M: be careful who you hang around. If you choose to hang around people who do drugs, then you'll be putting yourself in an unsafe position. However, if you choose to hang out with people who are drug-free, then you'll have a safer college experience.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
Drug Counseling Programs
Alcohol and Drug Support
AAMU Counseling Center
(256) 372-5600 or (256) 372-5601
Alcohol and drug counseling is offered, in addition to screenings, evaluations, referrals, and follow-ups.
Did You Know?
You could get kicked out of school for using drugs.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 35 responses

  • 43% Marijuana
  • 40% Alcohol
  • 12% None
  • 3% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 2% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 35 responses

  • 20% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 26% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 17% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 20% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 17% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 34 responses

  • 18% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 26% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 29% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 18% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 9% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 34 responses

  • 29% Very limited.
  • 29% Somewhat limited.
  • 24% Somewhat abundant.
  • 18% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 34 responses

  • 35% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 50% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 9% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 6% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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