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Other Substance Misuse

Tobacco, cannabis, alcohol, and prescription drugs are the most commonly used and misused substances, however, it is recognized that other substances may be present on college campuses or in college environments. This page is designed to help you explore some of the other substances.



Other Substance Misuse


Psychedelics (serotonergic hallucinogens) are powerful psychoactive substances that alter perception and mood and affect many cognitive processes.

  • Magic Mushrooms
  • LSD
  • DMT



Dissociatives are a class of psychedelic drug that causes people to feel separated or detached from their body or physical environment.

  • Ketamine
  • PCP



Stimulants are a class of drugs that speed up messages traveling between the brain and body.

  • Caffeine
  • Cocaine

Drug overdose deaths involving cocaine rose steadily from 5,419 in 2014 to 19,447 in 2020.

Possible Impacts

Other Substance Misuse among College Students

For possible impacts associated with other substances please refer to the DEA Drugs of Abuse Manual. This reference provides an important science-based guide exploring the harms and consequences of drug use, effects on the body and mind, and potential overdose risks.


State Statutes For Substance Use

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