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Drug Safety


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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: No one will really pressure you, or judge you with whatever you choose to do or not do.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Lots of underage drinking and some drug use in west campus frat parties

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Everyone does there own thing! There is no pressure if you don't want to, you can just be yourself.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Many people partake, but no peer pressure

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: From what I have seen, there is a lot of alcohol involved during the weekend events. I live in front of a Fraternity house and so when they have parties everyone is drinking alcohol. I am not sure about doing drugs but I almost always see or hear somebody drunk screaming or yelling in the street. It is very sad to see that they need to drink or do drugs to have fun but I think this is considered a party school so I suppose it's normal for everyone to drink.

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The most prevalent drugs on the UT campus are, without a doubt, alcohol and marijuana. However, if someone wants any type of drug, it is likely that he or she will be able to get it fairly easily. Most anyone knows someone, or knows someone who knows someone, who can get their hands on cocaine or any type of pill that they want-ecstasy, speed and the like. Heroin, however, does not seem to be that prevalent. Most students at UT drink, no matter what their age, and getting a hold of alcohol if you are underage is fairly simple.

Most students at UT consider weed not to be an illegal drug, but put it in the same category with alcohol. Whether you are a pot smoker or not, you will not feel pressure to do so at UT. Students here respect one another and tend not to violate another students personal space. So overall, drugs are available if you want them.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Adderall
  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Ritalin
Drug Counseling Programs
Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Program
(512) 475-8252
Drug Counseling Programs
Confidential Telephone Counseling
(512) 471-2255

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 241 responses

  • 38% Alcohol
  • 32% Marijuana
  • 19% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 4% None
  • 2% Cocaine
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Heroin

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 242 responses

  • 7% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 38% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 38% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 16% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 240 responses

  • 7% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 15% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 14% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 43% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 21% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 241 responses

  • 5% Very limited.
  • 20% Somewhat limited.
  • 49% Somewhat abundant.
  • 26% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 242 responses

  • 33% 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.
  • 12% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 2% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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