Drugs and Alcohol Survey 2013 – results in full

The results in full of this year’s Drugs and Alcohol Survey. These are just the figures and percentages – find out what the results mean and read responses.

Of the 357 survey respondents, 46.3% were male and 52.3% were female.

Illegal drugs

Have you ever taken illegal drugs?
Yes 61.4% – click to view responses
No 37.1% – click to view responses
Unsure 1.5%

Ranked: the drugs respondents considered the most harmful, 1 being the most harmful, 10 the least. 

1. Heroin
2. Crystal meth
3. = LSD (acid)
3. = Cocaine
5. Ketamine
6. = Ecstasy / MDMA
6.  = Amphetamines (speed)
8. Magic mushrooms
9. Poppers
10. Cannabis


How often do you drink alcohol?

Daily 4.3%
More than once a week 45.4%
Weekly 31.2%
Rarely 15.6%
Never 3.5%

Would you consider this an acceptable amount?

Yes 85.8%
No 7.2%
Unsure 6.1%
Prefer not to say 0.9%

Do you think your friends at university drink acceptable amounts?

Yes 53.9%
No 31.1%
Unsure 14.4%
Prefer not to say 0.6%

Have your drinking habits changed since coming to UEA?

Yes 68.2%
No 29.2%
Unsure 2.6%

In what way?

I drink more often 85.8%
I drink less 9.0 %
Other 5.6%

Do you think your drinking habits have or have had an effect on your degree?

Yes 20.0%
No 73.3%
Unsure 6.7%

Do you feel you have ever drunk to impress others?

Yes 36.3%
No 59.0%
Unsure 4.7%

Have you participated in drinking games (eg Ring of Fire)?

Yes 91.0%
No 8.7%
Unsure 0.3%

Do you feel like this increases the pressure to perform by drinking to excess?

Yes 39.5%
No 54.0%
Unsure 6.4%

Do you feel drinking has had an effect on your relationships?

Yes 38.6%
No 51%
Unsure 10.4%

Do you ever feel like your health has suffered as a result of drinking?

Yes 23.4%
No 69.7%
Unsure 6.5%
Prefer not to say 0.3%

Concrete neither condones or condemns drug use. We promote a safe and reasonable attitude towards consumption of alcohol and encourage a reasonable attitude towards drug use. If you need any more advice, Talk to Frank.


About Author

Harry Slater

Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type null in /home/wp_35pmrq/concrete-online.co.uk/wp-content/themes/citynews/tpl/tpl-related-posts.php on line 11
January 2022
Latest Comments
About Us

The University of East Anglia’s official student newspaper. Concrete is in print and online.

If you would like to get in touch, email the Editor on Concrete.Editor@uea.ac.uk. Follow us at @ConcreteUEA.