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Drug Safety


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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There is a fair amount of drinking and drug use. By drug us I mean pot. But, this is Vermont, and it won't be long before that is legal. Yet, for now it isn't, so technically there is a lot of drug use?

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: Considering the ease with which drugs can be acquired and consumed around here, it's a pretty safe school. There is little to no peer pressure to consume drugs. It's really easy to avoid if you stay away from common party spaces. The presence of authority figures is scant, which in my opinion actually lowers the rate of binge drug use. People mostly just smoke a lot of Weed and Cigarettes.

That being said, there is also a substantial sober populace and specialized housing to accommodate them.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People look out for each other. I wouldn't consider this an issue.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: There isn't a hardcore drug scene on Marlboro due to our small numbers and lack of interest in taking hard drugs. There are some students who drink and smoke weed but there isn't a sense of peer pressure that you need to do those things if you don't want to and you can participate in all events without needing to partake in drugs. Visibility is beneficial in the sense that there isn't a super underground scene where dangerous drinking or drug-usage is occurring. We look out for each other generally and students notice when someone is having a hard time.

1 College Freshman

Drug Safety: No Peer Pressure, but It's There If You Want It – At Marlboro College, no one is going to force you to do anything you don't want to do. However, if you want to get high, drunk, or alter your state of mind in some other way, the options are totally available to you. There are some people on campus that are completely chem-free, and there is chem-free housing, and then there are other people who love Adderall. It's really not a big deal either way.

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Drugs are prevalent at Marlboro College, mostly marijuana and alcohol. These act as social lubricants, stress relievers, and breaks from reality for many students. Though widely used, drugs and alcohol are almost never pushed upon individuals. If there is a party where drinking and smoking is going on, people will offer you what they have but will not criticize your decision to say no. People at Marlboro generally respect one another's beliefs and will not persist to change them. It's pretty easy to stand up for what you believe in here.

Campus is fairly lax about its drug and alcohol policy. That's probably because it has never gotten out of control, and the student population manages their responsibilities fairly efficiently. If students have a problem with drugs and alcohol, they always have RAs looking after them, making sure they're not flying off course. If indeed someone has a problem, the RAs are there to take the necessary steps to help someone out. They become great resources for those struggling with substance abuse. Drugs are not necessarily a problem at Marlboro, though they are widely used. Students manage to keep themselves under control.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Tobacco
Drug Counseling Programs
Total Health Center
Total Health Center
(802) 258-9335

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 10 responses

  • 33% Alcohol
  • 30% Marijuana
  • 20% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 7% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 3% None
  • 3% Ecstasy
  • 3% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 10 responses

  • 0% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 0% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 30% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 70% 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 10 responses

  • 0% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 0% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 10% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 60% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 30% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 9 responses

  • 0% Very limited.
  • 0% Somewhat limited.
  • 56% Somewhat abundant.
  • 44% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 9 responses

  • 56% 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.
  • 0% 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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