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Written by Gregory Goetz
The drug scene at USC is not highly visible but exists nonetheless. Marijuana is the most common drug of choice, but a students can find almost anything if they really want to. The prominence of the drug scene depends on the crowd a student chooses to associate with. When students do choose to get high, they usually do it in privacy with their circle of friends or at parties. You will not see students pressuring anyone else into doing drugs because people are more concerned about using it for their own entertainment rather than making money by selling it. But if a student wants the drugs, they are there for the taking.
Alcohol stands alone in terms of consumption frequency and ease of attainment. Students of all ages drink in the dorms, in bars, and at parties. Unfortunately, even those who don’t drink are sometimes vexed by its consequences. Whether it’s the stench of barf in the elevator because someone couldn’t hold their liquor, or the loud hall mates who wake you up in the wee hours of the morning, alcohol affects everyone. There is no way to escape exposure to it, but then again, there is rarely peer pressure to drink if you don’t want to. The extent of a student’s exposure to drugs really depends on their friends and the atmosphere in which they live.
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