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Drug Safety


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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Alcohol use is very noticeable. There is some drug usage.

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5 College Senior

Drug Safety: No peer pressure really. If you know where to find the drugs, its everywhere, if not, you'll never see it. There was recently a massive drug bust at the college. Marijuana, cocaine, and adderall are frequents at parties

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: No one cares if you drink or don't, as long as you don't have an attitude either way. Alcohol is abundant but you can be sober and still have a great time.

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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Several people use marijuana and the frats are opened almost every weekend and college law says that the Department of Public Safety cannot break up a frat party, so.......

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2 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: If you go out to the frats, (which most people do), chances are you are drinking, and 95% of the people around you are drinking. But some frats are trying to limit the availability of alcohol for minors because the school is cracking down on them. If you choose not to drink, I didn't feel much peer pressure to drink- no one every said "You're not drinking! Drink drink drink!"


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Few colleges are totally immune from a drug presence on campus, and Gettysburg is no exception. While alcohol permeates the school, present in dorms, fraternities, and off-campus housing, less socially acceptable drugs, such as marijuana and cocaine, are also accessible for those who want to find them. Prescription drug abuse of medicines has escalated sharply in recent years, as students wanting help cramming during midterms and finals are turning to ADD and ADHD treatments, such as Adderall, to provide extra focusing power.

While it is not difficult to get a hold of drugs on campus, it is even easier to not deal with them at all. Drugs are hardly in your face on campus, and you have to know where to look to find them. Basically if you want drugs, you will be able get them, and if you don't, you probably won't ever have to worry about it.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Services
(717) 337-6960
On-going counseling, assessment, and referral. Four levels of referrals

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 23 responses

  • 41% Alcohol
  • 36% Marijuana
  • 12% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 7% Cocaine
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% None
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 22 responses

  • 0% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 32% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 55% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 14% 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 23 responses

  • 0% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 4% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 0% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 26% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 70% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 22 responses

  • 5% Very limited.
  • 0% Somewhat limited.
  • 45% Somewhat abundant.
  • 50% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 21 responses

  • 19% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 67% 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.
  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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