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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There isn't much peer pressure to use drugs or alcohol. If you want to party, they will be available, but you can have a social life without using.

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: You choose your own path but if you wanted to get the drugs it wouldn't be hard.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: A lot of people do drink but it isn't bad if you don't. I know there are people who go to parties but don't drink and they still manage to have fun and no one judges them for it.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't see many people being pressured and I've never seen an exchange of drugs on campus. Alcohol, however is everywhere and people are drunk every weekend.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It isn't hard to avoid the drinking and drugs, but there definitely are people who participate in it frequently.

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There is certainly a fair amount of drug use at Emory, but those who use drugs other than marijuana and alcohol are very quiet and stealthy about doing so. Students are rarely pressured to do any drugs, and this a definitely a good thing, especially for new students.

Marijuana use is the most common on campus, as it likely is on many other college campuses. ADD medication or study drugs such as Adderall and Concerta are also used quite frequently as study aids. Many students pay a pretty penny for these pills, but to some this is just pocket change, another variable that facilitates the "drug scene" on campus. Emory in no way has a drug problem on campus, but there is a fair number of students who frequently use and abuse various drugs. Abuse is a relative term, though, because if any student were unable to keep up with his or her school work because of their drug use, they would fall behind and be unable to attend Emory.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
241
Alcohol-Related Arrests
0
Drug-Related Referrals
24
Drug-Related Arrests
12
Most Popular Drugs
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription "study" drugs (Adderall, Ritalin, etc.)
  • Prescription painkillers
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Counseling Center
1462 Clifton Road, Suite 235
Atlanta
(404) 727-7450
Substance abuse counseling, harm reduction, referrals

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 65 responses

  • 38% Alcohol
  • 32% Marijuana
  • 18% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 5% None
  • 3% Cocaine
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 65 responses

  • 9% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 32% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 43% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 15% 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 64 responses

  • 5% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 3% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 17% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 52% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 23% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 64 responses

  • 11% Very limited.
  • 17% Somewhat limited.
  • 47% Somewhat abundant.
  • 25% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 63 responses

  • 38% 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.
  • 11% 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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