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Drug Safety


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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: No extreme cases of drug abuse

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I mean people do drugs in college. Some do and some don't.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There is not much peer pressure. If you do not want to partake it is okay.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is much stress done on the resistance to drugs.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Towson does create some alcohol free floors, however they do barely anything in regards to the enforcement of the laws in regards to drug and alcohol use


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As with a majority of college campuses, alcohol dominates the social scene. Illegal drugs can be found, but it is marijuana that is the most popular. It comes down to who you choose to associate yourself with, since some are more engaged in it than others. Essentially, the drug scene at TU is easy to steer clear of but not difficult to access. Harder drugs are present in Towson, but they are only used by a small number of students.

It is possible that you will come across people using marijuana or even have friends that do, but it is entirely up to you. Even though peer pressure is not often present in Towson, hanging out with people who enjoy doing similar stuff may help you avoid a situation where you feel pressured into things you do not want to do. Although many Towson students smoke and drink, campus police are very strict about illegal drugs, and students face severe consequences when caught. The students generally agree, though, that alcohol is typically preferred to other drugs.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Alcohol and Drug Counseling Center
(410) 704-2512

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 116 responses

  • 39% Alcohol
  • 30% Marijuana
  • 17% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 7% None
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 2% Cocaine
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 116 responses

  • 8% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 40% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 40% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 12% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 1% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 116 responses

  • 7% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 13% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 22% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 41% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 18% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 117 responses

  • 19% Very limited.
  • 31% Somewhat limited.
  • 35% Somewhat abundant.
  • 15% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 116 responses

  • 35% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 51% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 11% 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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