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Fact Sheets from the 2012 UNCW Substance Use Survey:
Substance Use at UNCW
UNCW CROSSROADS conducts annual surveys of the student population to measure alcohol and other drug use, related consequences, perceptions of other students’ behavior, and attitudes. Some of these surveys utilize a random sample of the student population, while others include a convenience sample, such as all students enrolled in a specific Basic Studies course. Below, you will find some key statistics from recent surveys that may be of interest.
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What drugs do UNCW students use?
In the last 30 days, students report using:
- Alcohol: 76.05%
- Marijuana: 26.22%
- Tobacco: 20.47%
- Prescription Drugs not Prescribed to You: 19.49%
- Cocaine: 3.42%
- Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP): 3.24%
- Ecstasy: 1.08%, "Molly": 3.06%
- Amphetamines (such as diet pills): 1.08%
- Steroids: .9%
- Heroin: .54%
- Mephedrone, i.e. "bath salts": .36%
This data is from our Fall 2014 Substance Use survey, completed online by a random representative sample of 572 students.
Extensive data and more information can be obtained by contacting CROSSROADS at 962-4136.