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Drug Safety

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Most people on campus drink and party but if thats not something your interested in there are other things to do on the weekends.

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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs and alcohol are too accessible on campus. As a result, a great deal of vandalism ensues.

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Drugs in Vermont are expensive and crappy plus the police like to write tickets for everything.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Most people do it so it's left alone

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Just like any other school

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As with any college campus, there are drugs and alcohol, and there are students who use either, both, or none. Marijuana is the most prevalent illegal substance, along with alcohol. How much you choose to partake is up to you. But, keep in mind, this is Vermont, a very liberal state. Pot is very common not only on campus, but in the surrounding Burlington community. Whether you engage in drugs and alcohol or not, students must learn to balance work with play. Just remember to do both, and you will have a great time.

UVM was the longstanding host of the 420 Festival—a massive gathering of students, professors, and community members in support of legalizing marijuana. Perhaps the only significant school spirit event of the year, 420 took place on April 20 at 4:20 p.m. on the lawn outside the library, where pot smokers would light up in unison and peacefully protest the laws against the drug under a watchful eye of police and administrators. After 2001, the gathering was ousted by police presence. UVM has started Spring Fest in place of 420, a day of concerts and promotional giveaways. The change has not been well received by many veterans of the festival, but over time, Spring Fest will probably become the new anticipated tradition.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
1,345
Alcohol-Related Arrests
11
Drug-Related Referrals
496
Drug-Related Arrests
42
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Alcohol and Drug Services
Visit www.uvm.edu/health for more information

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 71 responses

  • 31% Marijuana
  • 29% Alcohol
  • 16% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 9% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 5% Ecstasy
  • 5% Cocaine
  • 3% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Heroin
  • 0% None
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 72 responses

  • 0% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 0% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 17% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 44% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 39% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 72 responses

  • 0% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 0% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 10% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 56% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 35% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 71 responses

  • 1% Very limited.
  • 8% Somewhat limited.
  • 54% Somewhat abundant.
  • 37% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 71 responses

  • 11% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 63% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 17% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 8% If you don't partake, you're left out.

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