Drugs and alcohol are going to be present at almost any school you go to. At John Carroll, both are seen around campus, but, generally, it's more alcohol than drugs. For the most part, students feel as if there isn't an overwhelming amount of pressure to drink, do drugs, or smoke. Most students respect each others' decisions to refrain from these activities. There is, of course, some peer pressure, but a lot of it depends on being strong enough not to succumb to that pressure. For students who get caught drinking or doing drugs, John Carroll has consequences, including fines, probation, termination of the housing contract, limitations on activities or access, and even expulsion (just to name a few).
Some RAs on campus are strict about drinking, and some are not. For the most part, if you don't make it obvious (i.e., don't act dumb, or harm or annoy other people), you will most likely not get caught. A lot of students go off campus to drink, as well, and in that case, the University Heights Police Department is in charge of disciplinary action.