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Drug Safety


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2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Every weekend, it's more than expected that you will find drunk college students wandering around and you can expect that many students during the week are high on prescription drugs.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: The drug scene is to a minimum but the location of campus makes the drinking scene increased

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The alcohol scene is everywhere. Since campus is small, there isn't a high risk of driving drunk

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There are definitely people who do drugs at this school, but then again so did Steve Jobs and Jordan Belfort.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Its no secret Miami is a party school . Can be difficult to make friends if you don't at least go out.


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As with any other college campus, Miami University does have a drug scene. However, because the school is so big, it is easy to avoid it if it isn’t something you are interested in. Marijuana is the most prevalent drug on campus, but cocaine usage is also common among certain Greek houses. However, the students who use cocaine usually keep it hidden and don't do it that often.

The entire drug scene here is mainly done behind closed doors, except for the Miami students’ current addiction to Adderall. It is very common for a Miami student to purchase Adderall or Concerta from a friend who has a prescription for it. This drug is used on campus as a study aid rather than to go out with. However, when it comes to the drug scene, the most popular choice at Miami has always been and will always be alcohol.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Counseling Service
195 Health Services Center
(513) 529-4634
Drug and alcohol assessments, group treatment, on-campus AA meetings, suboxone treatment

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 121 responses

  • 34% Alcohol
  • 29% Marijuana
  • 22% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 5% Cocaine
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 2% None
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Heroin
  • 1% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 120 responses

  • 2% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 43% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 39% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 11% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 5% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 120 responses

  • 2% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 4% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 11% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 33% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 50% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 120 responses

  • 1% Very limited.
  • 12% Somewhat limited.
  • 51% Somewhat abundant.
  • 37% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 120 responses

  • 23% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 47% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 27% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 3% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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