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Drug Safety


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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It is the same as my High School, but I feel safe.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: you can get written up for drugs and alcohol very easily.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I don't notice the drug scene, but I'm sure there are drugs within the student population.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: no on is in danger unless you put yourself in danger

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There's a lot of alcohol.

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Alcohol is the most popular drug to abuse. Drinking is not as big as at most schools, though, confined to mostly weekends. There aren't many places to have big parties at, so if people do drink, it's usually with a few friends. Marijuana is another big drug, but it's not a huge problem. Not many people get caught with anything other than alcohol, and drugs are not a big thing at Arcadia. Drugs are not a problem at Arcadia, and it is easy to stay away from them if you need to. There are always crazy stories about harder drugs on campus, but they are usually just rumors. Alcohol is the biggest drug, as with any college, but it has not caused too many problems.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Alcohol & Other Drug Program
Heinz Hall, ground floor
(215) 572-2966
The counselors' goals are to help students assess their substance use, educate them on important concerns, and support them with additional counseling.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 49 responses

  • 44% Alcohol
  • 37% Marijuana
  • 9% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 4% None
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Cocaine
  • 1% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Heroin

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 50 responses

  • 4% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 52% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 34% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 8% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 2% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 50 responses

  • 6% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 16% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 44% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 30% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 4% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 50 responses

  • 14% Very limited.
  • 48% Somewhat limited.
  • 24% Somewhat abundant.
  • 14% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 49 responses

  • 51% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 41% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 4% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 4% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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