Drug Safety

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Drug Safety


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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: No one uses hard core drugs. People will party but it is nothing serious. No one is ever peer pressured, if you don't want to do something everyone is ok with it.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Not a dry campus, so that's nice. Mostly just weed and alcohol, and you only get caught if you're not smart about it.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drugs are around, but it's pretty underground and you have to seek them out. Alcohol is pretty widely available, there are plenty of parties. There is little peer pressure, most students are pretty chill and respect others well. It is not a dry campus so if you are not underage then it isn't a problem as long as you behave.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Campus police is usually always on top of those situations.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Very visible to students and faculty, but no pressure to participate in the activities if you choose not too.


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Less than half of the students on campus use drugs or drink, but you see a lot of students drinking and "partying," especially on Thursdays. All violations of the alcohol and drug rules are taken care of quickly, and the rules are strongly enforced. Underage drinking happens, but if it becomes a problem and someone could potentially hurt themselves or someone else, action will be taken. RAs tend let a lot of things slide unless someone is in danger. Unless someone is in immediate danger, many people know what is going on, but everyone is well aware that we are in college, we are adults and can take care of ourselves. Many students smoke cigarettes throughout the day, and some students smoke pot.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription "study" drugs (Adderall, Ritalin, etc.)
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Services
Recreation Center, Room 207
(978) 665-3152
Range of services, including group and individual counseling.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 30 responses

  • 40% Marijuana
  • 37% Alcohol
  • 11% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 4% Ecstasy
  • 3% None
  • 3% Cocaine
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 28 responses

  • 4% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 36% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 32% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 25% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 4% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 28 responses

  • 0% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 11% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 11% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 61% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 18% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 29 responses

  • 7% Very limited.
  • 17% Somewhat limited.
  • 55% Somewhat abundant.
  • 21% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 29 responses

  • 31% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 52% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 14% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 3% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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