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Drug Safety


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4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: I barely see people opening drinking or doing drugs on campus. However, I know that people will either go into bathrooms or some enclosed area to drink. Visibility is low. Usuage is probably normal for a college campus. Peer Pressure is probably normal, but there are plenty of non-alcohol or drugs activities people can fit in to. Policy enforcement is normal to high.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The Latter-day Saint culture is prevalent on campus, the majority of students don't drink, smoke or take drugs. Each on-campus culture will always have their stereotypes (Greek Row drinks, skiers/outdoor enthusiasts smoke marijuana) but because of the LDS influence, there is no peer pressure to be involved in a group and drink or take drugs.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: It can be whatever you want it to be.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It is very much the norm to find drugs or drinking as a part of student life. Parties, it is a must in order to have "fun". I have hear many references from most staff towards drinking, which is their personal life, but very influential on students as reference to these practices being the norm.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: The drug safety is really strong around my campus. There are lots of people with high standards.

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The school has a zero-tolerance stance against alcohol, but generally you will not be thrown in jail if you are caught drinking. Drug problems at the U are minimal, but study drugs like Ritalin or Adderall seem to be popular. Most drug users who do partake do so in their off-campus apartments, and it is very rare to see any drug use on campus. One reason for this is that the opportunity for interaction between drug seller and drug buyer is greatly minimized by the "commuter effect." Also, with the large Mormon population found on campus, most people shy away from substance abuse; thus, the peer pressure is greatly reduced. However, some peer pressure exists for those living in the dorms.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamines
  • Narcotics (i.e. Lortab, Oxycotin, etc.)
Drug Counseling Programs
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Clinic
30 N. 1900 E.
Salt Lake City
(801) 581-6228
Professional hospital environment dealing with the medical side of drug abuse
Drug Counseling Programs
Edwin & Grace Madsen Health Center
555 Foothill Blvd.
Salt Lake City
(801) 581-6431
Free smoking cessation services
Drug Counseling Programs
University Neuropsychiatric Institute
501 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City
(801) 583-2500
A full-service psychiatric hospital for mental illness and substance abuse

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 148 responses

  • 34% Alcohol
  • 29% Marijuana
  • 11% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 9% None
  • 4% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 3% Ecstasy
  • 3% Cocaine
  • 3% Steroids
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 147 responses

  • 12% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 44% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 31% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 13% 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 147 responses

  • 10% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 19% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 35% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 27% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 9% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 148 responses

  • 19% Very limited.
  • 40% Somewhat limited.
  • 36% Somewhat abundant.
  • 5% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 148 responses

  • 60% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 30% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 7% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 3% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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