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Drug Safety

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Not many people party hard, but everyone smokes weed as a substitute. Definitely more stoners on campus than partiers. But school is very strict especially when it comes to on campus drug use

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Can get it if you want it but no one pressured into it!

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People still get away but they're smart enough not to do it on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People smoke weed. You can if you want to, but you don't have to. It's really not a big deal.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: If you choose to stay out of the drug scene you can without a problem and still have a great social life. Most people here that do drugs smoke weed but even then, everyone here is EXTREMELY academically driven.

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There is very little drug use at UCSD besides marijuana. UCSD students are very conscious about studying, and oftentimes believe that drug use is detrimental to their success at school, so there are practically no hard drugs found at UCSD. Marijuana use is an entirely different story. UCSD definitely has its share of “pot heads,” and many students hardly even consider marijuana a drug. As long as they continue to do well in school, most students think of marijuana use as a common pastime.

Quite a few UCSD students expressed that they have tried marijuana a few times or are regular users, but there is no pressure to use drugs or drink at UCSD. Some students drink and smoke regularly, before and after they turn 21, others never. Some students drink regularly before and after they turn 21, making alcohol the most dominate substance on campus (though there is little peer pressure to drink). Having a designated driver is important and is probably the biggest concern at UCSD.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
3
Alcohol-Related Arrests
124
Drug-Related Referrals
0
Drug-Related Arrests
41
Most Popular Drugs
Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Psychology and Counseling Center
(858) 534-3755
Appointments with psychologists are available to discuss alcohol, drugs, or any other problem college students face. They also offer group counseling and peer counseling. Check out psychservices.ucsd.edu for more information

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 134 responses

  • 35% Alcohol
  • 33% Marijuana
  • 15% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 6% Ecstasy
  • 4% None
  • 3% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 1% Cocaine
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 134 responses

  • 5% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 35% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 45% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 13% 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 133 responses

  • 3% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 20% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 45% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 27% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 5% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 133 responses

  • 9% Very limited.
  • 50% Somewhat limited.
  • 36% Somewhat abundant.
  • 5% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 132 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.
  • 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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