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Drug Safety


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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I do not have much knowledge about the drug scene. I know people have gotten in trouble for smoking pot and I know people use aderal during finals week.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's everywhere. The smell of weed on certain floors has almost become iconic year after year, and underage drink is pretty rampant, even on Healthy Living Floors (at least they have the common sense to go else where to drink). Cocaine usage does happen but, Marijuana is the drug of choice. There's not really any pressure to drink or do drugs if you don't and its not too hard to find friends who don't do such things. However finding a floor that does have that going on is pretty hard.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Not visible drug use on campus. There is some drinking but not a lot. Police are there to keep students safe and do a really good job.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Alcohol is very noticeable on campus. There is no peer pressure though, if you are looking for alcohol you will find it. It is about the desire of the student. Other drugs on campus are pretty rare.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: I haven't used drugs and haven't had social problems, it's not a big deal

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Alcohol is where it’s at for BC. Whether it’s house parties, the bar, or football games, people on campus love to drink. It can be difficult when you’re under 21 because it seems like everyone is drinking but you, which might not be that far from the truth. The BCPD is very strict about underage drinking, so you really are taking a major risk every time you drink on campus if you’re not of age. Once you turn 21, though, there is suddenly so much more going on. Pretty much everyone drinks on campus, so get your drinking hat on. If you don’t drink, you’ll be able to find other people to hang out with, but you might feel a little like an outsider.

The illicit drug scene is not at all out in the open. It fluctuates in its popularity but is usually very quiet and not center stage, like as alcohol. While there are definitely people to see and places to go for any kind of drug under the sun, this type of activity isn’t usually popular with the majority of students. It’s there if you want it, but you can certainly avoid it if you’re not interested. Boston College administration and security officers are not tolerant of drugs. The school and its officials do not condone drug use of any kind, under any circumstances. Most students are afraid of the repercussions of not only the physical harm to their bodies, but also from the school administration if ever convicted of drug use. All in all, the drug scene is pretty tame. The alcohol scene, though, is a little more present.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Alcohol and Drug Education
Office of the Dean for Student Development

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 91 responses

  • 36% Alcohol
  • 31% Marijuana
  • 24% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 3% Cocaine
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 1% None
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 91 responses

  • 1% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 49% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 33% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 14% 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 91 responses

  • 1% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 3% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 3% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 36% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 56% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 90 responses

  • 4% Very limited.
  • 21% Somewhat limited.
  • 48% Somewhat abundant.
  • 27% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 91 responses

  • 16% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 51% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 29% 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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