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Drug Safety


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4 College Student

Drug Safety: I have never encountered peer pressure or usuage on campus. I think the policy enforcement is good for those living in dorms. I like that they talk about drug and alcohol and how it can interact with parties and rape/assault possibilities. It's not just DON'T do it but do it responsible.

1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: besides weekend drinking theres really no drug use at school, and theres no pressure to do anything you dont want to because you have to go off campus anyways to go to any parties and there isnt much to do anyways

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Not many students are involved but they smoke either in the dorms or off campus.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: I noticed that there has been comments that depending on your race determines how you will be dealt with if you are found with Marijuana. i think it should be equal across the board. if one student gets kicked off campus for a year then so should the other students.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Students over 21 are allowed to have alcohol in their rooms, as long as their roommates are also 21. The school knows that college kids party, and you will get busted and punished accordingly, but they can not do anything if they don't see the bottle. You can get in trouble for disturbing the quiet hours rule or noise violations instead.


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Drugs and alcohol are not a noticeable part of campus life, and very few students actually do partake. If students do choose to take part, then they will go off campus to use them because drug and alcohol use is prohibited at all times on campus. Therefore, drugs and alcohol are not very visible on campus, and you cannot pinpoint people who actually do use them. There is no pressure to drink or use drugs, and the majority of students has no interest in them whatsoever. They would rather make the right decisions and tend to schoolwork instead of getting drunk or high. The kinds of penalties that are in place for students who are caught using drugs or alcohol depend on by whom the students get caught.

Drugs and underage drinking are illegal, so if the police are involved, then the student could face serious consequences for his or her actions. If the school catches a student who has been underage drinking or using drugs, then the College may issue a warning to the student and call his or her parents, but the penalty can go as far as getting kicked off campus or being kicked out of Sage. The school takes these violations very seriously, and students are not permitted to do drugs or to underage drink, whether on or off campus. When students get caught doing drugs or drinking illegally, it can impact the College’s reputation, so it is potentially the second highest violation on the school's list next to plagiarism.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Alcohol and other Drug Prevention Program
Kellas Hall
(518) 244-2261
Services include screenings, motivational interviewing and short-term counseling, consultation, referrals, BASICS for high-risk students, outreach programming, smoking cessation support, and peer education.
Drug Counseling Programs
Conifer Park
1801 Sixth Ave.
(518) 274-5143
This clinic offers options to people suffering from substance abuse, with groups available in early recovery, relapse prevention, dual-focused groups, and gender-specific groups.
Drug Counseling Programs
Hudson Mohawk Recovery Center
16 First St.
(518) 272-3918
Women's group is gender-specific for those seeking sobriety. Group and individual sessions provide women with the chance to address problems involving substance abuse.
Drug Counseling Programs
Samaritan Hospital
2215 Burdett Ave.
(518) 271-3314
This hospital offers a detox facility.
Drug Counseling Programs
Seton Addictions Treatment
1300 Massachusetts Ave.
(518) 268-6488
This treatment facility, located at St. Mary's Hospital, offers comprehensive biochemical detox and drug-free rehabilitation programs.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 19 responses

  • 44% Alcohol
  • 28% Marijuana
  • 11% None
  • 3% Cocaine
  • 3% Ecstasy
  • 3% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 3% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 3% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 3% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 20 responses

  • 20% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 70% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 5% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 5% 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 19 responses

  • 0% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 58% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 26% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 16% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 20 responses

  • 40% Very limited.
  • 45% Somewhat limited.
  • 15% Somewhat abundant.
  • 0% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 19 responses

  • 53% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 42% 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.
  • 5% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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