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Drug Safety

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: I think it's not bad in terms of drug safety when you live in a dorm

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The RAs are usually lenient and honestly want you to be safe drinking than hurt out drunk.

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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People smoke joints all the time, and I hear a lot of rumors of friends of friends doing drugs.

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4 College Senior

Drug Safety: I haven't seen much in the way of drugs and drug use on campus. However, drinking is very popular from what I've seen. It's not permitted in dorms, but I've seen drunk people in the halls. To my knowledge, most drinking, legal and underage, happens at the fraternity parties "off campus". These are not regulated at all really, and this is something I feel should absolutely be regulated more strongly at this university. Alcohol is not a requirement to have fun.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People smoke and drink and the school knows this. They don't really care, they just don't want you to be stupid about it and die.

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Either a drug scene doesn't exist at UCLA or students are just so super-smart that they can hide it extremely well. Though they're available if you know where to look, hard drugs simply aren't out in the open. The only exception is finals week, when, in true UCLA fashion, dozens of dedicated Bruins pop Adderall in a quest to conquer that fifth all-nighter in a row. Though other drugs are hard to come by, people certainly don't hesitate to blaze next to, around, and (gasp!) on campus, but care is taken to avoid the constantly perusing UC Police. UCLA is by no means a stoner school, but students seem to over-indulge on weed to make up for the lack of visible hard drugs. And, of course, there is the ever-visible alcohol, which no Bruin will ever have a hard time tracking down. 

Off-campus drug usage is common for students who want to explore the medium. Marijuana is the most available drug, followed by ecstasy, then cocaine. Most students do not plunge further into the realm of drug usage beyond that, and classes require more attention than the daily use of drugs allows.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
379
Alcohol-Related Arrests
3
Drug-Related Referrals
103
Drug-Related Arrests
18
Most Popular Drugs
  • Adderall
  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
John Wooden Center West, 221 Westwood Plaza
(310) 825-0768
Group counseling, individual counseling
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Psychological Services
John Wooden Center West
(310) 825-7291
Screening tests, brief interventions

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 224 responses

  • 39% Alcohol
  • 32% Marijuana
  • 16% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 6% None
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 2% Cocaine
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 223 responses

  • 7% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 49% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 35% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 9% 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 223 responses

  • 7% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 20% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 27% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 37% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 9% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 224 responses

  • 8% Very limited.
  • 23% Somewhat limited.
  • 54% Somewhat abundant.
  • 15% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 224 responses

  • 42% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 48% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 8% 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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