Drug Safety

YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Drug Safety

Reviews

{{ error }}
close
4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I have not encountered drug use while I've been here.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The only way you're able to notice any drug/alcohol related activity is if somebody on campus tell you if their participating in it.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: besides alcohol it isn't too big of a problem.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Its not that out of hand.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: In the studios, there are a few students that do bring alcoholic beverages to the classroom and drink it at night, and there have been students that do smoke joints of marijuana here and there.

{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

View student contributors

The drug scene on campus is very small, almost inconspicuous. Stories of drug use are not popular, and drugs are practically never seen. When drugs hit the social scene, if at all, it’s usually during a party, or it’s kept behind closed doors with friends. Those who could make any comment on the drug scene at UNLV were almost impossible to find, as drugs on campus are rare or hidden extremely well. However, the statistics do show that drugs are found somewhere at UNLV. Since a low percentage of students live on campus, you won’t be hit by a strong odor of marijuana smoke seeping under the doors, and since many students are older and have lives outside of the University, you won’t find potheads walking around campus, trying to make money by dealing.

Drinking is much more popular with students. Periodically, beer bottles can be found in the parking lot near the dorms, and with more than 500 bars in Las Vegas, drinking is a much easier and more socially acceptable habit to support. But then again, it’s not common to see students wasted and passed out on campus. Since it is expensive to drink, drinking is more of a social outing than a reason to get wasted.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
56
Alcohol-Related Arrests
7
Drug-Related Referrals
12
Drug-Related Arrests
28
Most Popular Drugs
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamines
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
(702) 895-3627
Educational materials, programs, lectures, workshops, and training, organized student groups, and UNLV classes; alcohol and drug use assessment and treatment to enrolled UNLV students, free of charge

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 138 responses

  • 36% Alcohol
  • 31% Marijuana
  • 14% None
  • 7% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 6% Ecstasy
  • 3% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Cocaine
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 139 responses

  • 14% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 59% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 17% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 9% 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 139 responses

  • 22% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 27% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 26% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 21% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 4% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 139 responses

  • 18% Very limited.
  • 35% Somewhat limited.
  • 36% Somewhat abundant.
  • 11% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 139 responses

  • 56% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 28% 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.
  • 2% If you don't partake, you're left out.
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!