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Drug Safety

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5 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Underage drinking is heavily enforced, especially in the dorms

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I know a good amount of people on drugs but it doesn't really affect my relationship with them or how they have a good time. But I do stay away from drugs because its not my thing,

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4 College Senior

Drug Safety: Some do drugs, some don't. Most people drink (at least in my circle) but you're not looked down upon if you don't. It's easy to find your niche at OSU because it is such a diverse, large campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: As someone who does not see a problem with casual drinking and marijuana use, but does not attend parties, I have experienced no problems.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Among some groups of people drug use is quite prevalent. However, if you have no interest in partaking it is not hard to steer clear of this lifestyle and choose not to participate. So although drugs are accessible and somewhat abused in some capacities it is not an overwhelming problem that cannot be avoided.

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Alcohol is, by far, the most prevalent drug on the OSU campus. The rest of the drug scene isn't terribly huge, and it is kept in check by factors such as price, since students claim that drugs around OSU are more expensive than most places. There are also complaints from certain students about the actual potency of the drugs in the area. Overall, this has been enough to keep it out of the primary social atmosphere. You can find the scene if you're looking for it, but it's not something you're likely to run across by accident (with the possible exception of marijuana).

Marijuana seems to be the drug that always shows up, but to OSU's credit, this happens at nearly every campus. The legalization debate pops up frequently on campus, and "Hemp Fest" takes place each spring on the South Oval (you can get a serious contact high just from walking within a block of it). There are also constant campus flyers for events where you can win free water pipes. While this marijuana subculture isn't officially supported in any way, it is pretty evident; however, it is also quite easy to avoid, and there isn't any social pressure. Stoners tend to band together and not go to class. Outside of the pot crowd, there isn't any readily available or evident drug market, and little to worry about beyond the ever-present alcohol.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
605
Alcohol-Related Arrests
496
Drug-Related Referrals
94
Drug-Related Arrests
86
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Alcoholics Anonymous
(614) 253-8501
Drug Counseling Programs
Crossroads Recovery Services
(614) 445-0352
Asistance for drug, alcohol, marijuana, and domestic violence problems
Drug Counseling Programs
Focus Health Care
(614) 885-1944
Intensive outpatient services for drug abuse
Drug Counseling Programs
The John C. Wilce Student Health Center
(614) 292-0113
Counseling, drug abuse prevention, and a medical staff
Drug Counseling Programs
OSU Counseling & Consultation Services
(614) 292-5766
Counseling and consultation services to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students and their spouses/partners

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 211 responses

  • 40% Alcohol
  • 31% Marijuana
  • 17% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 3% Ecstasy
  • 2% Cocaine
  • 2% None
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Heroin

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 211 responses

  • 3% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 36% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 45% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 12% 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 211 responses

  • 5% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 1% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 19% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 42% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 33% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 210 responses

  • 7% Very limited.
  • 28% Somewhat limited.
  • 46% Somewhat abundant.
  • 20% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 210 responses

  • 36% 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.
  • 10% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 2% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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