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Drug Safety

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Lot of alcohol, lot of marijuana, you can find other stuff if you want to but if you want to avoid it you absolutely can.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Pretty prevalent but no one forces anyone to do anything

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Alcohol is prevalent. Some people drink several times a week, but others completely abstain. You can find what you want, and at the end of the day, nearly everyone prioritizes academics over fun (whether fun includes alcohol or not). Drug scene is probably similar to at other schools, but maybe more prevalent in certain communities such as greek life. Can find it if you want it, but no pressure to partake.

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: most people don't even do drugs

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol is by far the most common. Cocaine and weed are present, but much more covertly and there is way less pressure to use these drugs.

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Unless you're a genius, it'd be downright impossible to succeed at a school like Vanderbilt while supporting a drug habit. But then again, if you were a genius, you probably wouldn't be doing drugs in the first place.

There is a small drug scene on campus, so if you really need to find drugs, I'm sure you wouldn't have too much difficulty. The poison of choice on Vanderbilt's campus, however, is alcohol. Like any university, there are problems with binge drinking, but if you're smart enough to get into Vanderbilt, then you're smart enough to make your own decisions.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
205
Alcohol-Related Arrests
10
Drug-Related Referrals
23
Drug-Related Arrests
17
Most Popular Drugs
  • Adderall
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Health and Student Psychological Services
(615) 322-2571

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 57 responses

  • 33% Alcohol
  • 26% Marijuana
  • 19% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 11% Cocaine
  • 4% None
  • 3% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Heroin

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 57 responses

  • 2% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 26% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 53% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 19% 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 57 responses

  • 0% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 2% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 2% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 30% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 67% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 57 responses

  • 2% Very limited.
  • 14% Somewhat limited.
  • 33% Somewhat abundant.
  • 51% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 57 responses

  • 23% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 56% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 19% 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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