Campus Office of Substance Abuse Prevention

UNM Student Lifestyles Survey

731 UNM Students were surveyed in the Spring of 2017 to determine social trends, common behaviors, and attitudes towards alcohol and other drugs. The following information is a summation of the findings from this survey:

2.35 is the average number of drinks consumed per week for all students
39.2% of all students reported drinking NO alcohol in the past 30 days
31.4% of all students reported having had five or more drinks in a sitting on one or more occasions over the past two weeks
60.8% of all students reported having had alcohol on one or more days in the past 30 days

Perception of risk of drinking and driving:

70.8% of students reported they were somewhat likely to very likely to be arrested for DWI if they were driving after having had too much to drink

Social norms about drinking and driving:

89.8% of students reported they thought their closest friends would disapprove or strongly disapprove if they drove a car while under the influence of alcohol.

62.1% of all students reported having served as a sober designated driver one or more times in the past 12 months

30-Day marijuana prevalence:

33.2% of all students reported having had marijuana on one or more days in the past 30 days.


Additional Information:

Drug & Alcohol Assistance Guide
Join Together
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia