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Drug Safety

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I do not really know. Like every where in the world, if you want it, it's there. However, it is not very prominent at Virginia Tech.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: No Hokies Left Behind- go with friends, stay with friends, leave with friends

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs are pretty prevalent on campus (drugs as in weed, acid, LSD, etc.) and I've heard of a couple of people being roofied at certain rager-type parties but I definitely feel that as long as you pay attention to what you're doing and make sure to take necessary safety precautions, you'll be fine. Alcohol on the other hand is definitely extremely widely consumed in dorms - many of my friends had bottles in their rooms and RAs seemed to not care all that much as long as they didn't see you doing anything they'd have to write you up for. However, behind closed doors, as long as you aren't being disruptive, the RAs would pretty much let you do your thing which could be good or bad,depending on the person.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I know people drink and smoke pot, here, and everywhere. It's not my thing, and I don't look down on people that do those things, it's just part of it.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: No one peer pressures you into taking any drugs if you do not want to partake. But, when going out it is often easily found.

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Students say that in order to find people using drugs at Virginia Tech, you have to go looking for them. While drug use does happen, it’s not very visible around campus. If students are going to use a substance, it’s usually alcohol or caffeine. The most commonly heard-about drug being used around campus is marijuana. Most students at Tech don’t encounter any drug use at parties or on campus. Students say that if you want to avoid drugs, it is very easy to do; it is as simple as picking who you want to hang out with. Virginia Tech has a “zero tolerance” rule when it comes to drugs, so if you are caught using drugs, it is almost guaranteed you’ll be suspended—if not expelled.

Alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco are the most popular substances on campus, while illegal drugs are harder to find. Drugs are definitely around the University, but not blatantly so. Virginia Tech has strict policies against the use of illegal drugs, and students face harsh penalties if caught. There is, inevitably, some drug activity at Tech, but most students agree that avoiding drugs is almost easier than finding them.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
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Alcohol-Related Arrests
0
Drug-Related Referrals
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Drug-Related Arrests
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Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Alcohol Abuse Prevention at Virginia Tech
Facts, statistics, and information about student drinking at Virginia Tech, as well as information on the consequences of drinking at www.alcohol.vt.edu
Drug Counseling Programs
Alcoholics Anonymous
(540) 231-6557
Meetings twice a week at Virginia Tech's Counseling Center and other locations
Drug Counseling Programs
Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center
(540) 231-6557
Online assessment tests for depression, alcohol dependency, eating disorders, and anxiety; group and individual counseling for students; and referrals for students to other counselors or programs

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 139 responses

  • 42% Alcohol
  • 29% Marijuana
  • 18% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 5% None
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Cocaine
  • 1% Steroids
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Heroin

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 139 responses

  • 6% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 57% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 28% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 9% 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 139 responses

  • 3% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 8% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 27% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 45% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 17% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 140 responses

  • 1% Very limited.
  • 20% Somewhat limited.
  • 63% Somewhat abundant.
  • 16% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 140 responses

  • 41% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 47% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 11% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 1% If you don't partake, you're left out.

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