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Drug Safety


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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: A girl drew a picture of bob marley outside of my dorm and it was allowed to stay up for weeks. This happened on two occasions.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drinking is often talked about among students. Usually takes place off campus.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Safety is good. I've never experienced peer pressure on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: A lot of students drink, but there isn't peer pressure to do so.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If you go to a party or concert on campus you will undoubtably see people drinking or passing around a joint. This doesn't mean that everyone partakes in it though and people do occasionally get caught.


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For students with an itch to stretch the limits of their minds and the law, it seems that weed is the drug of choice. Students say that the UNL campus is pretty tame when it comes to drugs, but there are ways to find what you seek. According to students, more serious drugs such as ecstasy and crystal meth aren’t very prominent at UNL because neither a student’s wallet nor grades can afford them.

There’s an important difference between the drug scene in college and the drug scene in high school. In college, people do drugs because they want to and not because everybody else is doing it. You may not believe it yet, but students in college, or at least at UNL, will respect you more if you’re your own person than if you follow the crowd. So, when it’s your turn to take a hit, pass it on if you want because people won’t judge you any differently than before.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Husker Choices
This peer education group educates students about alcohol
Drug Counseling Programs
University Health Center
Classes, counseling, and psychological services to students

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 90 responses

  • 40% Alcohol
  • 33% Marijuana
  • 13% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 5% None
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 2% Cocaine
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 1% Heroin
  • 1% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 90 responses

  • 4% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 54% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 28% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 12% 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 90 responses

  • 4% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 13% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 16% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 47% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 20% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 90 responses

  • 4% Very limited.
  • 20% Somewhat limited.
  • 60% Somewhat abundant.
  • 16% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 90 responses

  • 37% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 47% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 16% 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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