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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Across the street are a lot of bars, so you can see alcohol consumption frequently, but there isn't really any big problems with it I would say.

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: Alcohol and drug use is present, but not out of control.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: No hard drugs but alcohol is something I know everyone has participated in at least once

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: Overall a good experience towards drug safety.

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I have never encountered a problem with drugs at Texas A&M.


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What we all learned throughout middle and high school is to "Say no to drugs,” but what about college? Of course, nearly all universities have some presence or problems with drugs, but fortunately A&M isn't really one of them. A&M students agree that the most abused substance on campus is alcohol, mainly due to all the bars and because the University does not have a dry campus. It is still possible to gain access to other drugs, but they're less popular. Of all the illegal drugs on campus, marijuana is the most popular, but even that isn’t very common.

College Station is a small city with little influence from the drug culture. It’s mostly a clean town, which gives students a better chance to stay in school and pass their classes. Remember why you’re in college—to get that diploma—and keep your eye on your goal. This will help you to avoid getting caught up in drinking and partying, which can take its toll just as much as harder drugs. College is all about choices and balance, and making the right choices will pay off in the end.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Counseling Center
Cain Hall
(979) 845-4427
Counseling to help deal with substance abuse issues

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 289 responses

  • 37% Alcohol
  • 23% Marijuana
  • 21% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 10% None
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 2% Cocaine
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 288 responses

  • 17% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 60% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 19% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 4% 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 289 responses

  • 13% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 24% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 22% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 34% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 7% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 290 responses

  • 14% Very limited.
  • 34% Somewhat limited.
  • 40% Somewhat abundant.
  • 12% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 291 responses

  • 50% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 41% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 9% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 1% If you don't partake, you're left out.


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