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5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: You can do almost as much partying as you want, but no one will judge you if you don't.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: While people do drink, you won't feel weird left out either way. The school is so big you'll find a group of people that are into what you're into.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Wisconsin is an alcohol state, and its state school is a drinking school. Alcohol is prevalent on campus, and many students drink every weekend. An important thing to note is that there is no peer pressure. I hardly drank my first semester on campus, and I could have kept that up for four years if I had wanted to. Drugs have a presence, but not nearly as much as alcohol. Police officers care more about your safety than busting you for illegal activity, which is nice.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't have much information on this topic but underage drinking is very common, along with marijuana use at parties.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I have not noticed any problems with drugs on this campus.

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Students do not deny the presence and habitual use of drugs at UW. Whether it is alcohol, marijuana, or prescription pills, many have seen or experienced drug use first-hand. The easiest drugs to obtain are alcohol and marijuana. Students say that house parties and dorms are some of the easiest places to obtain these drugs.

The choice to use drugs is really just that-a choice. Students don't feel pressured to do drugs, and say the amount of drugs being used generally depends on the crowd with which you associate. If the campus or Madison police catch you with illegal substances, there will be consequences. Officers don't think twice about handing out tickets along with hefty fines.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
898
Alcohol-Related Arrests
937
Drug-Related Referrals
61
Drug-Related Arrests
48
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Alcohol Smart Classes
(608) 222-7311
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Health/Mental Health Services
881 Commonwealth Ave. (west entrance)
(617) 353-3575
Drug Counseling Programs
UHS Counseling
905 University Ave.
(608) 265-5600

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 128 responses

  • 37% Alcohol
  • 34% Marijuana
  • 21% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 2% Cocaine
  • 2% None
  • 1% Heroin
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 127 responses

  • 0% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 22% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 43% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 29% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 6% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 128 responses

  • 2% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 1% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 5% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 29% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 63% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 128 responses

  • 2% Very limited.
  • 9% Somewhat limited.
  • 41% Somewhat abundant.
  • 48% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 127 responses

  • 20% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 55% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 20% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 5% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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