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Drug Safety: I've never experienced any peer pressure in regards to drugs, and I don't feel that it is overly visible.

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Drug Safety: I don't ever see drug and alcohol use on campus. If students are using, they must be off campus.

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Drug Safety: You never see drugs harder than weed.

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If you plan on spending four (or the average five) years in a haze, then this is the place. Whether smoking from a bong, blunt, or joint, Boulder has stores, suppliers, and fellow friends that are happy to comply. A fraction of this "stoner" scene can be attributed to those that wander aimlessly around campus smelling like reefer and sporting hemp gear. Yet, they can only be held accountable for a mere percentage. The reality is that the majority of people in Boulder smoke weed. Sorority girls buy sacks so they can share a laugh with their fraternity boyfriends. Snowboarders cough up enough money to buy enough to last them a weekend up in the mountains. Quiet creative writing majors and fumbling film students smoke together to get inspired.

Though marijuana is the preferred drug of choice, mushrooms, acid, and ecstasy are used occasionally and more often by the younger students who are still celebrating their newly acquired freedom. As students turn 21 and start entering the bar scene, there is a shift from hallucinogens to stimulants. Still, in its definition, this is merely a "scene," comprising only a portion of the student body. Although there is prolific drug use, students report that it is purely experimental and that it rarely interferes with academics.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Adderall
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Mushrooms
  • Ritalin
Drug Counseling Programs
The Multicultural Center
134 Willard Hall
(303) 492-6766
Individual counseling and therapy, groups, and workshops

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 99 responses

  • 34% Marijuana
  • 32% Alcohol
  • 13% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 7% Cocaine
  • 6% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 4% Ecstasy
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% None
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 101 responses

  • 0% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 9% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 29% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 50% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 13% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 100 responses

  • 3% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 11% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 18% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 33% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 35% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 100 responses

  • 2% Very limited.
  • 13% Somewhat limited.
  • 55% Somewhat abundant.
  • 30% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 101 responses

  • 26% 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.
  • 18% 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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