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Drug Safety


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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drug safety is well regulated

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: At most of the parties, there is alcohol present. Most off these parties are off campus.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Campus resources and FSUPD do their best to combat it, but drinking (especially underage drinking) is, I think, a relevant issue on and around campus.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There is a drug scene at my school, like any other school has but if you have no desire to be a part of it then you don't have to be and you wouldn't feel like an outcast.

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: I don't know much about it since my friends aren't a part of this scene, but I think it's ok. Peer pressure all depends on what kinds of crowds you hang out with. If you're with people that don't do that stuff you have fun and never really hear about it. If you are then I guess you'd feel pressured.


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While illegal drugs are present on campus, they aren't highly visible, and most students don't pay much attention to them. Alcohol and marijuana are the drugs of choice, although harder stuff, like ecstasy and amphetamines are available if you know where to look. Although some hard drugs are present, serious abuse is not a problem here. FSU does have a student chapter of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), and we recently saw the first of what is planned to become an annual Hemp Fest held in Doak Campbell Stadium.

FSU has a very strict drug policy. However, the users and abusers tend to stay off the radar, so you won't hear much about arrests and expulsions. For the most part, the drug culture is quiet and secretive. People who want to be involved in it can find it on their own, while those who prefer to stay clean won't be tempted. Drugs aren't pushed on anyone, and no one will be forced to do them should they choose not to. It isn't as if dealers are vending their wares in the hallways.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Adderall
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
University Counseling Center (UCC)
113 S. Wildwood Dr., Rm. 201
(850) 644-2003
Counseling, crisis intervention, referrals, workshops and presentations

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 271 responses

  • 34% Alcohol
  • 31% Marijuana
  • 20% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 4% Cocaine
  • 3% Ecstasy
  • 3% None
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Heroin

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 272 responses

  • 5% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 29% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 45% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 18% 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 272 responses

  • 6% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 11% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 16% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 39% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 28% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 271 responses

  • 5% Very limited.
  • 24% Somewhat limited.
  • 42% Somewhat abundant.
  • 30% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 272 responses

  • 30% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 53% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 13% 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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