The University of San Francisco: Health Promotion Services

Commonly Abused Drugs

In accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, USF strives to maintain a healthy and socially responsible campus environment for students, faculty, and staff. The illegal possession, manufacture, distribution, use, sale, or gift of any prescription or non-prescription drug is prohibited. This includes being under the influence of any prescription drug or controlled substance except for the prescribed use of medication in accordance with the instructions of a licensed physician. The University's policies on substance abuse and alcoholic beverages are outlined in section 6.2 of The Fogcutter 

Drug Prevention Programming
 
USF provides drug prevention programming to students through Health Promotion Services, Student Housing and Residential Education, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Public Safety.

Services include:  

  • Ongoing alcohol and other drugs screening and education
  • Confidential evaluations
  • Referrals to 12-step and other recovery groups
  • Counseling groups
  • In-service training
  • Outreach programs

Students who prefer community drug or alcohol counseling services, treatment, rehabilitation, or re-entry programs are strongly encouraged to contact Emily Schermerhorn, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, at eschermerhorn@usfca.edu 

Get facts about the most commonly misused and abused drugs. You can also download the chart for commonly abused drugs.

Alcohol

Bath Salts (Synthetic Cathinones)

Club Drugs

Cocaine

Hallucinogens

Heroin

Inhalants

Marijuana 

MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly)

Methamphetamine

Prescription Drugs & Cold Medicines

Salvia

Steroids (Anabolic)

Tobacco/Nicotine