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Drug Safety


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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Some people choose to get involved while others don't. There really isn't much peer pressure though.

2 College Junior

Drug Safety: There is a lot of drug use in off campus apartments.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't know a whole lot about this. Drug and alcohol use doesn't occur a ton around me.

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Didn't notice it as a freshman, but became more noticeable as I got older.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The drug and alcohol scene isn't that dominant around campus. If you don't go to parties, you'll be bored but no one will judgw you for it.


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Move over Cheech and Chong, hello SRU. Marijuana is, by far, the most prevalent drug on campus. There is also rumor of harder drugs, such as cocaine, floating around and taking hold of a small minority of the student body. However, it is safe to say that the majority of Slippery Rock students have chosen a drug-free lifestyle and other avenues of entertainment. No matter what university you choose, there will always be a population of drug users.

Though drugs are available and easy to access, the Slippery Rock drug scene is rather tame compared to many other local universities. The majority of students who do decide to participate in the drug scene usually find out the hard way that drugs and academics don’t mix. If you are a user and realize that you have a problem, there is help for you here. Simply visit Old Main’s Counseling Center or McLaughlin Health Center for a confidential appointment and the first step towards recovery.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Painkillers
Drug Counseling Programs
University Counseling Center
008 Old Main
(724) 738-2034

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 57 responses

  • 39% Alcohol
  • 31% Marijuana
  • 15% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 3% None
  • 3% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 2% Steroids
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Cocaine
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 56 responses

  • 11% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 41% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 34% 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 56 responses

  • 12% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 16% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 12% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 38% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 21% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 57 responses

  • 9% Very limited.
  • 28% Somewhat limited.
  • 51% Somewhat abundant.
  • 12% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 57 responses

  • 32% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 49% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 18% 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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