FACTS FROM STUDENTS
We wanted to find out the true facts about how many Clemson students drink and use drugs, as well as learn their opinions on Clemson's current alcohol and drug use educational programs and policies. So, we sent out a survey to undergrad students and ensured them that their answers would be kept anonymous.
When asked how often they consumed alcohol, 70.2% of students responded with at least a few times a month.
Of the same students surveyed 69.6% claimed that on an average night of drinking they aimed to get to at least a 5 on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the drunkest.
36.4% of students said their use of alcohol and or drugs had a negative effect on their academics.
21.3% reported to be regular users of marijuana and 19.1% said they have only used it a few times since being at Clemson.
When asked which prescription drugs they thought were most often abused, 91.1% said Adderall and 51.1% said Xanax.
17% say they have used non-prescribed prescription drugs
40.4% say that Clemson does not do a good job of addressing the issues presented
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CONSEQUENCES OF CONSUMING EXCESS ALCOHOL AND/OR DRUGS
Each year nearly 2,000 college students will die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle accidents.
Each year nearly 700,000 college students are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.
Each year over 97,000 college students REPORT experiencing alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape.
1 in 4 college students who drink will experience academic consequences including missing class, falling behind, performing poorly on exams or papers, and receive lower grades overall.
Consuming excessive amounts of drugs and/or alcohol can lead to damage to organs (heart, brain, liver), diseases (hearth disease, cancer), development of mental illnesses, and permanent damages to hormonal and nervous systems
Other Potential Consequences Include:
-engaging in unsafe sex
-driving under the influence
-participating in vandalism and property damage
-loss of job/scholarship
-damage to social networks/relationships
-decreased involvement in activities one used to enjoy
-trouble managing responsibilities
-inability to stop using or make a change in behavior
-significant time spent seeking the substance or dealing with the aftereffects (i.e. a hangover)
An Impaired Individual Will Likely Experience:
-irregular heart rhythms
-inability to focus
-slurred speech, clumsiness, and lack of balance
-increase in risk-taking behaviors
I. Standards of Conduct
Clemson University prohibits the illicit or unauthorized manufacture, use, possession, distribution or dispensation of alcohol or illegal drugs on University property or as part of any University activity. More specifically:
a. No student shall unlawfully manufacture, use, possess, distribute or dispense any illegal drug, controlled substance or alcohol.
b. No student under 21 years of age shall possess, sell, purchase or consume alcoholic liquor, beer or wine.
c. No student of legal age shall purchase for, or sell or provide to, a person under 21 years of age any alcoholic liquor, beer or wine.
d. No student of legal age shall possess or consume alcoholic liquor, beer or wine except in areas designated by the University.
"Alcohol and Drug Use Policy." Clemson University, n.d. Web.