Some people party and some don't. Alcohol is present in the majority of colleges you will look at. Although Ashland is a dry campus, we like to say its dry with puddles. As far as drugs are concerned the students mainly consist of good athletes or intelligent people in general, people who don't have time to waste on drugs. Some people smoke weed, it's college. But honestly if you want to succeed during your time at college you won't get involved in that negative kind of atmosphere.
A lot of the people who I knew that were involved with drugs dropped out early on, we're kicked out due to grades or disciplinary issues, or just don't care about school. As long as you stay involved in some of the many campus life groups Ashland has you will be too busy to concern yourself with those people.