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Drug Safety

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: The school is very strict about drugs and alcohol on campus. Most kids know how to get away with having them, but when they get caught they are in huge trouble.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Pretty regulated on campus, but very easily accessible to students off and near campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't really see people using drugs or drinking. I've never seen anyone incapacitated from the use of drugs.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: To be honest, drug safety at my school is not really talked about. We all had to take an education course on it to be accepted into the university, but other than that it's kind of mute.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The drug and alcohol visibility is quite low on campus.

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Let's just be honest: Marijuana and college go hand in hand. Most people don't smoke enough to fail out or get kicked out, but casual usage at parties or after big exams definitely happens. The general consensus among students is that it isn't really that big of a deal, and many can take it or leave it. The same is usually true for mushrooms, popular prescription pills, and underage drinking. They are all pretty easy to find if you want them, but definitely easy to avoid if drugs aren't your style. After all, the University is not thought of as a party school or being full of burnouts.

Be warned, though: UNCG Police operate under a zero tolerance policy for drugs and underage drinking, and have a reputation for being quick to search dorms, personal property, and cars based on tips or simply suspicion. Apparently, they don't just let you off with a slap on the wrist, either, so it's best to be smart about it. However, most students who use know the best ways to go about it, so if you're looking to get into this scene, just keep your eyes peeled and you'll fall in with the right crowd.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
100
Alcohol-Related Arrests
116
Drug-Related Referrals
6
Drug-Related Arrests
52
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Mushrooms
  • Prescription pills
Drug Counseling Programs
Anna M. Gove Student Health Center
107 Gray Dr., second floor
Greensboro
(336) 334-5340
Treatment of substance abuse

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 97 responses

  • 36% Alcohol
  • 28% Marijuana
  • 15% None
  • 12% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 3% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 95 responses

  • 11% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 49% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 27% 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 95 responses

  • 4% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 38% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 31% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 24% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 3% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 98 responses

  • 20% Very limited.
  • 42% Somewhat limited.
  • 31% Somewhat abundant.
  • 7% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 97 responses

  • 49% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 45% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 5% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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