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Drug Safety

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5 College Student

Drug Safety: DePaul is pretty strict on drugs. They are leaner with alcohol. In my view, that is a good thing as I do not partake in drugs.

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1 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I am not exaggerating when I say that almost everyone I know here is on drugs, is a borderline alcoholic, or both. I do not drink, and once people find out, they stop talking to me. I haven't met anyone here who even drinks casually. I have struggled making friends because I do not partake in these things, and that is the reason why I will most likely not be returning to DePaul.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Many students do drugs, but not hard drugs. Most are done in parties.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Students need to be more responsible.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: not a big issue from what I have experienced

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The city of Chicago provides students with access to any drug they could possibly want, but most students seem to stick to the occasional use of marijuana. There is heavier stuff used by students, but if you don’t want to see it, you really don’t have to because the heavy drug scene pretty much stays under wraps. In addition to marijuana, Adderall is pretty common during midterms and finals.

There is little to no pressure associated with using drugs, and the diverse student body leaves room for a lot of people who don't associate themselves with drugs. The University, and Chicago itself, seems to take the selling of drugs much more seriously than the use of them, but the No. 1 reason a student would get kicked out of housing is for possessing drugs on campus.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
370
Alcohol-Related Arrests
0
Drug-Related Referrals
90
Drug-Related Arrests
8
Most Popular Drugs
Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
University Counseling Services
Student Center, Suite 350
Lincoln Park Campus
(773) 325-7779
Assessments, individual and group counseling, referrals

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 148 responses

  • 34% Alcohol
  • 32% Marijuana
  • 13% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 8% None
  • 5% Cocaine
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 148 responses

  • 16% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 32% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 29% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 20% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 3% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 148 responses

  • 8% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 22% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 19% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 37% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 14% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 148 responses

  • 11% Very limited.
  • 32% Somewhat limited.
  • 41% Somewhat abundant.
  • 15% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 148 responses

  • 39% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 48% 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.
  • 4% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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