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Drug Safety


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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Honestly, I wouldn't know; it's fairly easy to drink at parties, I think, but other than that you have to go and look for yourself.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's there if you want it, but no pressure at all if you don't. I think that being in a city provides you with lots of social/nightlife options - you don't have to go to a basement at a frat party drinking if you don't want to. Bars, clubs, plays, restaurants, etc are available!

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Less than 1/3 of the students binge drink, and there is little pressure to.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It's there if you want to take part, but no one is making you do anything. In the end, you end up making friends with the people who like to do the same things as you. This includes any of the above drugs. But like I said, just cus it's there, doesn't mean everyone's doing it. And it certainly isn't looked down upon if you like to stay clean.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Honestly, drugs and alcohol can be pretty limited at Barnard, primarily because students are studying and can't afford the recovery time drinking takes. If you want it, it's easy to find, but not necessary at all.


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It is possible to graduate from Barnard without ever seeing someone on drugs, taking drugs, or talking about taking drugs. They're just something that people who go to Barnard don't mess with, usually because most of the students were never exposed to that sort of scene. New York City and the area right outside of Barnard are crawling with drugs, and most students know that should they ever want to try any sort of drug, they will be able to find it with relative ease. The most common drugs on campus are either drugs that enhance a party, like ecstasy; drugs that help reduce stress, like marijuana, alcohol, or nicotine; or prescription drugs like Adderall to help students stay awake to study.

It's not like Barnard really has to do anything to keep drugs off campus. The school is really kind of made up of kids who want to be in school working hard, as opposed to kids whose parents made them go to college. Most of the girls at Barnard have a very specific agenda and won't be deterred by fleeting things like drugs. The only type of drugs that anyone at Barnard might use would be awareness-enhancers to help with staying awake or studying, but that isn't even very prevalent, either. All things considered, there isn't really a drug scene at Barnard. If you are into drugs, you'll be able to find them, but you probably won't want to because no one else will be doing them, and there's so much else going on.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Adderall
  • Ecstasy
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Alcohol Substance Awareness Program
96 Brooks
New York
(212) 854-2128
Works with students in recovery, students questioning their use, students in a relationship with someone using alcohol/drugs, students concerned about a friend, students seeking information

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 19 responses

  • 31% Alcohol
  • 28% Marijuana
  • 22% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 7% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 6% None
  • 4% Cocaine
  • 2% Heroin
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 19 responses

  • 0% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 53% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 47% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 0% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 19 responses

  • 0% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 5% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 42% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 37% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 16% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 19 responses

  • 0% Very limited.
  • 32% Somewhat limited.
  • 47% Somewhat abundant.
  • 21% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 19 responses

  • 37% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 58% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 5% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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