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Drug Safety

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There's always something to do if you're not into drugs or partying. You'll find a ton of other kids who aren't. Or you'll find kids who love partying. Every kind of person goes to this school.

2 College Junior

Drug Safety: Its everywhere. If you want it you can get it but then again this is the same on all campuses.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drugs are here and have always been around. Alcohol and weed are probably the most popular. People will occasionally take Adderall to study. I don't really recommend doing any of the three.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: As long as you are safe about it and no one overdrinks or gets hurt, you can be pretty sure you'll fly under the radar. Be smart, stay safe.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There are definitely a variety of mild drug users, weed is particularly prevalent.

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Ann Arbor is relatively lenient when it comes to drugs and drug penalties. Marijuana has been decriminalized in the past, and today, being caught only warrants a small fine. Every spring, students and Ann Arbor residents come together on the University lawns to celebrate their annual Hash Bash—a festival of sorts, protesting marijuana laws, among other things. Although drug laws aren't stringent, this does not mean that all students partake in the drug scene. Students find that although drugs are available, if you want them, you have to seek them out. Alcohol, on the other hand, is prevalent in many social settings. Regardless, there are plenty of people who abstain from drugs and alcohol. Michigan is by no means defined by its drug scene, and ultimately, using drugs is a choice.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
527
Alcohol-Related Arrests
550
Drug-Related Referrals
57
Drug-Related Arrests
56
Most Popular Drugs
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin, etc.)
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
3100 Michigan Union, 530 S. State St.
Ann Arbor
(734) 764-8312
Drug counseling programs
Did You Know?
Hash Bash has been held annually at noon on the first Saturday in April on the Michigan Diag since 1972.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 160 responses

  • 36% Alcohol
  • 33% Marijuana
  • 17% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 5% Cocaine
  • 3% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 3% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% None
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 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 161 responses

  • 2% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 24% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 53% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 19% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 2% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 160 responses

  • 1% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 4% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 10% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 48% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 38% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 160 responses

  • 1% Very limited.
  • 12% Somewhat limited.
  • 56% Somewhat abundant.
  • 31% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 160 responses

  • 31% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 54% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 14% 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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