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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I know a few people that partake, but most people don't peer pressure you.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Honestly, you will not feel the need to partake if you don't want to. A lot of people do though.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Everyone knows where to get them but no one is forcing you to do them.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: students drink a lot on weekend nights.

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2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There are definitely drugs but its easy enough to still party and stay away from them if you want.

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If you consider alcohol a drug, which by definition it is, then drugs are all over campus. Beyond drinking, however, the most popular drug is marijuana. Most students will at least end up trying marijuana by the time they leave UD if they haven't already. It is just around all the time. If you have no desire to be around marijuana, it isn't exceptionally hard to avoid it. You just hang out with those who are similarly minded.

Drugs that are more dangerous than marijuana are not so common. Ecstasy is the next most familiar, but it is rare to be offered ecstasy, or even to know someone is taking it. Most people will not offer you any of these hard drugs because they are expensive, and if they have an addiction, they don't want to share. While these drugs do show up from time to time, you should have no problems completely avoiding them should you so choose. You should have no worries about peer pressure; you definitely won't become a junky because someone else forces you!

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
729
Alcohol-Related Arrests
93
Drug-Related Referrals
74
Drug-Related Arrests
16
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription "study" drugs (Adderall, Ritalin, etc.)
Drug Counseling Programs
Center for Counseling & Student Development
261 Perkins Student Center
(302) 831-2141
Drug Counseling Programs
Psychiatric Services at CCSD
209 Laurel Hall, Student Health Center
(302) 831-8992
Psychiatric services by referral

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 146 responses

  • 38% Alcohol
  • 33% Marijuana
  • 19% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 3% Cocaine
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% None
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Heroin

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 144 responses

  • 3% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 31% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 47% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 15% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 3% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 144 responses

  • 1% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 6% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 6% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 46% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 42% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 145 responses

  • 6% Very limited.
  • 19% Somewhat limited.
  • 51% Somewhat abundant.
  • 24% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 145 responses

  • 23% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 57% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 17% 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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