Security & Transportation

Drug and Alcohol Consequences

Drug and alcohol abuse continues to be a significant problem affecting college campuses nationally. College-aged students make up one of the largest groups of drug abusers nationwide, and young people (18-24) are already at a higher risk for addiction.

Click here to learn more about commonly abused drugs, including side affects and symptoms.

At a quick glance:

  • Nearly 80% of college students drink alcohol regularly, with 2/3 admitting to binge drinking.
  • Marijuana use is at the highest rate of use among college students versus any other point in time.
  • An increase in the use of opiates and prescription drugs has led to a spike in deaths, major injuries and arrests.

If you or a friend is suffering from a drug or alcohol dependency problem, help is available. Members of campus should always request assistance for any medical concerns (including alcohol poisoning or other overdoses). Medical amnesty exists to protect students from fear of University conduct and decorum sanctions in an effort to best protect all members of campus. For more information on medical amnesty requirements, refer to the Office of Student Life “Student Guide to Campus Life.”

2013.10.21.DA_.ODE_.Bingedrinking_1-980x653Nearly all college students experience the negative affects associated with college drinking – whether they drink or not.

Alcohol consumption and over-consumption is extremely widespread among college students.

  • About four out of five students drink alcohol.
  • About half of students who drink will also consume alcohol through binge drinking.







Information provided from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a branch of the National Institutes of Health.





Contact Us

If you require emergency assistance:
  • Dial ext. 9111 from a campus phone
  • Call (336) 841-9111
  • Push the emergency call button on any C.A.R.E. point
Our non-emergency phone number is (336) 841-9112 or campus ext. 9112.

If you require immediate transportation assistance:
  • Dial ext. 9113 from a campus extension
  • Call (336) 841-9113
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