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Drug Safety

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3 College Student

Drug Safety: Once again, I'm not a part of the university so therefore I don't know how the student drug life is, but I'd guess that it's highly strict

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People drink A LOT, and people only smoke here or there, as far as I've seen.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drinking is very popular and also marijuana but not too excessive. You can be on campus and still have fun even if you do not partake in those activities.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: We are ranked as the "number one party school" and people are embracing that stereotype and running with it. The peer pressure isn't bad, the bad part is when you hear people say "I live in Iowa City- of course I get wasted every weekend." our reputation has become the new form of peer pressure.

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2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Alcohol is a big deal around here. Not sure about drugs

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Alcohol can be quite prevalent on weekend nights—sometimes it seems like the only thing to do at UI is drink. However, this is just not true. Most students prefer a drink on the weekends, but only some students drink enough to be noticeably drunk. Cops will often enter a house party or bar to look for underage drinkers, and tickets run $100 for a first offense. Like most other college campuses, there are a few students who choose to use illegal drugs. Some students say they are prevalent around campus, while others say they haven’t seen them at all, so it all depends on what kind of crowd you hang out with. While UI does a good job enforcing the law, drugs do exist. Overall, it’s something you’ll probably only encounter if you try to seek it out.

The most prevalent drugs on campus are marijuana and crystal meth. It is not uncommon to see kids smoking in their rooms or secretly at a party. However, even if you notice this going on, there is little to no peer pressure to join. If you are caught with an illegal substance, the city and the University do not tolerate it, and will give out the harshest punishments possible—even to first-time offenders.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
574
Alcohol-Related Arrests
84
Drug-Related Referrals
62
Drug-Related Arrests
114
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Crystal meth
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Alcohol and Drug Assistance Program
(319) 335-3029
Education workshop

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 131 responses

  • 34% Alcohol
  • 29% Marijuana
  • 20% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 4% Ecstasy
  • 4% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 3% Cocaine
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% None
  • 1% Steroids
  • 1% Heroin
  • 1% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 133 responses

  • 1% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 26% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 51% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 19% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 4% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 133 responses

  • 1% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 1% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 9% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 23% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 66% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

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

  • 5% Very limited.
  • 9% Somewhat limited.
  • 39% Somewhat abundant.
  • 47% Practically unlimited.

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

  • 22% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 56% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 15% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 7% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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