Just like every college—yes—there are drugs and alcohol on campus. Colorado State University Pueblo claims to be a dry campus, even if you are of age. The University claims to give out two warnings if you are caught with drugs or alcohol, and on the third one, you will be kicked out. However, with the low security on campus, you are able to get away with pretty much anything. There are students who walk to class smoking weed out in the open. Speaking of which, it's important to mention that weed is a big deal in Pueblo. Everyone smokes weed; it’s a Colorado thing. However, although weed is available to anyone who wants it, it is not a big deal if you’re not interested.
The same goes with drinking. There are house and dorm parties every weekend and something during the week where people will get drunk. Pretty much it’s the same as high school; if you didn’t drink then and still don’t want to, it's not a big deal. Excluding the campus, Pueblo and a lot of Colorado have a big Meth problem. It’s mostly with the gangs and people who have been hooked on it for years, but it is still a concern for the town.