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Drug Safety


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5 College Sophomore

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

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs and alcohol are things you can probably not escape from visually, but there is no pressure to use any of them. Everyone has their own thing they to do, but there is no reason to follow. If you are not into that scene then their is no pressure to conform

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: The drug scene seems pretty limited in scope at our school, unless you consider beer a drug.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Very fun school, very safe school. You decide your own future, you decide your own safety measures and steps that you take to be safe.

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1 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Pretty much everyone drinks here. It's known as the #1 party school in America for a reason. Some dorms and organizations have more drug use than others, and I was lucky enough to not be a part of any of it. Peer pressure is high though, and sporting events and even typical Friday nights are hard to enjoy if you don't drink. That being said, I tried to involve myself in some of the substance free activities, but there weren't that many.

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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
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
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 124 responses

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

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 123 responses

  • 0% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 22% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 44% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 28% 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 124 responses

  • 2% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 1% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 6% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 28% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 64% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 124 responses

  • 2% Very limited.
  • 9% Somewhat limited.
  • 40% Somewhat abundant.
  • 49% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 123 responses

  • 20% 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.
  • 21% 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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