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Drug Safety


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5 College Junior

Drug Safety: No one forces you to do it if you don't. Drinking is prevalent though.

1 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Before coming to Hopkins I thought alcohol use was going to be very limited for underage students and no one would be doing hard core drugs like cocaine, but I was completely wrong, and those who do drugs do it all the time sometimes multiple at the same time. Some people make smoking weed and drinking alcohol daily things, and they'll drop acid or snort cocaine on the weekends and take vyvanse or adderall during the times when they need to study. I honestly don't know how there bodies can handle it, but trust me there are a decent amount of hardcore drug users who have an insanely high tolerance. I'd say about 97% of the school drinks alcohol of that percentage 60% smoke weed and of that percentage 65% have participated in the use of more serious drugs like cocaine, LSD, shrooms, painkillers, ecstasy, or crosses between two or more drugs at least once.

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5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There is almost no real drug use on campus besides weed.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Come on too few people in this school drink. this is a problem.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Alcohol use, as at any college campus, is quite prevalent. Fraternity parties are sometimes shut down due to overcrowding/noise complaints, but I have never heard of anyone being arrested for underage drinking as a result. It's essentially acknowledged but kept quiet by the campus security force.


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The consensus among students is that you can find drugs on campus if you want them, but they are not overwhelmingly present. Alcohol is the top drug used on campus, followed by pot. Students also use caffeine pills and other drugs that help them stay awake. In this case, students use these drugs not to escape the world, but because they need to study. The best aspect of the drug scene at Hopkins, however, is that there is no pressure to use drugs. Students are understanding about letting other students make their own choices.

Drug use at Hopkins is a matter of choice. It is very uncommon to hear about anyone allowing their drug or alcohol use to interfere with their studies. When people choose to use drugs, it is usually on the weekends as a chance to relax. Even where drugs are used, they are not a visible presence on campus because there isn’t pressure from others to use.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription "study" drugs (Adderall, Ritalin, etc.)
Drug Counseling Programs
JHU Counseling Center
3003 N. Charles St., Suite S-200
(410) 516-8278
Free and confidential drug and alcohol counseling

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 58 responses

  • 34% Alcohol
  • 27% Marijuana
  • 22% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 5% None
  • 3% Cocaine
  • 3% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 1% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Heroin

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 58 responses

  • 14% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 43% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 29% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 12% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 2% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 58 responses

  • 7% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 7% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 28% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 48% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 10% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 59 responses

  • 7% Very limited.
  • 12% Somewhat limited.
  • 59% Somewhat abundant.
  • 22% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 59 responses

  • 44% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 44% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 12% 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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