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Drug Safety


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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I have not started at WVU

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It's college come on. There is going to be alcohol and drugs at every school. If you want to hangout with people who do this, you'll find people. And if you want to hangout with people who don't. You will still find people.

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1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Constant parties, alcohol is readily available almost everywhere. It will ruin your life if you get caught up in it.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drinking has definitely been an issue for a selection of students, and for the overall reputation of the university, but in the recent years there have been many actions placed to decrease this problem.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: I have never had a problem with peer pressure and/or drugs and alchohol


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The drug scene at WVU seems to be almost nonexistent to the public eye. It can’t be said that students aren’t using drugs, but if they are, it is not made public knowledge. The substance most abused on campus is alcohol, which is easy to access. Students take advantage of it, sometimes taking it too far. There is alcohol at almost every party and of course in the bars. Tobacco is seen in abundance, too, whether it is because of peer pressure or personal choice.

Campus police say that the most common drug is marijuana, allegedly the cheapest and easiest to use. The students using marijuana seem to be doing it in the privacy of their own home because it is not seen very often around campus. The same can be said for harder drugs, which are not seen at all in public. There is always a chance for peer pressure, but there is enough of a non-using student body that students can feel comfortable saying no. The majority of students do not seem to be abusing drugs, so students should not feel embarrassed for saying no to peer pressure. Overall, the drug scene is not very prevalent at WVU, even with some minor alcohol abuse.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Ecstasy
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Assistance Program
Student Health Services
Counseling programs for drugs, alcohol, and other problems a student may have trouble with

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 111 responses

  • 32% Alcohol
  • 29% Marijuana
  • 17% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 7% Cocaine
  • 3% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 3% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 3% Ecstasy
  • 3% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% None
  • 1% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Heroin

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 111 responses

  • 2% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 19% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 43% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 32% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 4% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 111 responses

  • 1% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 2% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 8% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 35% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 54% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 110 responses

  • 2% Very limited.
  • 13% Somewhat limited.
  • 44% Somewhat abundant.
  • 42% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 110 responses

  • 25% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 52% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 23% 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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