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Drug Safety

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's not much of a problem within the campus environment.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: I would say that it is relatively present for a university. Of course there is underage drinking but it is not something one would see on a daily basis as they walk through campus. While it is visible, one must put themselves in that particular situation to be surrounded by it.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't partake but I know people who smoke weed

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Come visit the nightlife and you will see this is a drinking school

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It is rare to find people with drugs or alcohol. Usually they'll be caught immediately.

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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
188
Alcohol-Related Arrests
152
Drug-Related Referrals
3
Drug-Related Arrests
90
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 284 responses

  • 34% Alcohol
  • 31% Marijuana
  • 20% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 4% Cocaine
  • 3% Ecstasy
  • 3% None
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Heroin

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 282 responses

  • 5% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 28% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 46% 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 283 responses

  • 5% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 12% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 16% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 40% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 27% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 285 responses

  • 5% Very limited.
  • 23% Somewhat limited.
  • 43% Somewhat abundant.
  • 29% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 286 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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