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Drug Safety


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1 College Freshman

Drug Safety: We have policies against drug/alcohol use?

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drexel is super strict. Greek Life suffers because of that, but still great greek life. If you want alcohol become friends with older guys or girls.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's pretty self-regulating. People can get away with it if they don't overdo it. Know your limits.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Everyone drinks, but the drugs vary. Just dont get mixed up the the crowd!

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drug and alcohol use are very visible and a lot of people partake but you're not treated differently if you choose not to.

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Drug activity is not a pervasive problem on Drexel's campus. As is commonplace at college, there is a lot of drinking, and marijuana use is common, too. Most people would probably be surprised to hear that harder drugs are much rarer here than at other schools, but it's true. Drug and alcohol use has never been much of an issue in the dorms, either. Some high schools are more infested with drugs than Drexel. Drinking and drug policies are very strict. There is a no-tolerance policy for alcohol on campus. Though, considering Drexel is very city-oriented, there is a bar (Landmark Americana) directly under the recreation center. Drexel offers an event entitled, "Spring Jam," but unfortunately this event is nonalcoholic—though, this hasn't exactly stopped students.

One drug that is pervasive among students is nicotine. It seems that almost everyone on campus smokes, and the campus grounds are littered with cigarette butts. This does not come as much of a surprise, however, as most of downtown Philadelphia is, too. Additionally, Adderall and caffeine have been known to be abused in order for students to cram and complete coursework, but this is more difficult to find.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription "study" drugs (Adderall, Ritalin, etc.)
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Counseling Center
Creese Student Center, Suite 201
(215) 895-1415
Alcohol assessment services, counseling, support for children of alcoholics, alcohol-related literature

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 119 responses

  • 37% Alcohol
  • 30% Marijuana
  • 15% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 7% None
  • 3% Cocaine
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 120 responses

  • 12% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 31% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 41% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 15% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 1% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 119 responses

  • 7% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 13% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 18% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 45% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 17% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 119 responses

  • 7% Very limited.
  • 30% Somewhat limited.
  • 45% Somewhat abundant.
  • 18% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 119 responses

  • 36% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 47% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 15% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 2% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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