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Drug Safety


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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I don' know much about drug usage on campus. I noticed that few students may used marijuana.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: You can have fun without drugs or alcohol

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Mainly alcohol and marijuana. I have heard about study drugs but i haven't heard much about other drugs.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I've heard of people using drugs but never seen it myself and certainly don't feel pressured into using drugs or even going out.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drug use is not a huge problem on campus to my knowledge. Students are more concerned about academics.

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Students are fully warned of the dangers that drugs can pose prior to their arrival for classes, but some still find themselves caught up in that scene. UNC has made many counseling services available for these students. For example, Student Health Services provides plenty of aid and advice for students to control the partying and addictions that can sometimes come with the college experience. Many students fail to recognize the dangers of certain lifestyles and don't get the help that is being offered to them, but Carolina has a very accepting atmopshere and will always help those who ask for it. 

Typically, drugs aren't a problem at UNC. If you are looking for them, they probably aren't hard to find, but if you don't want them, there isn't any reason that you would be exposed to them. The most prevalent drug on campus is alcohol, and while it is abused quite frequently on campus and off, students generally take safety precautions when they are drinking. The second most popular drug on campus is marijuana, and many students find themselvs smoking it. People at UNC respect each other's lifestyles, and if that is the route you choose to go, you won't be judged, but it is advisable to utilize one of the many services that the University provides to make sure it doesn't become a problem.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
UNC Student Health Services
(919) 966-6586
Alcohol & drug counseling, alcohol education classes, driving while impaired treatment, drug and alcohol assessments, tobacco use and smoking cessation, outreach and education, in-house education resources

Student Polls

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

  • 36% Alcohol
  • 29% Marijuana
  • 18% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 6% Cocaine
  • 5% None
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 91 responses

  • 1% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 49% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 44% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 4% 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 91 responses

  • 4% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 4% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 21% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 54% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 16% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 89 responses

  • 4% Very limited.
  • 19% Somewhat limited.
  • 54% Somewhat abundant.
  • 22% Practically unlimited.

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

  • 38% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 50% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 8% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 4% If you don't partake, you're left out.


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