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  • Drug Prevention Program Policy

    Drug Prevention Program
    No member of the College Community will manufacture, possess, distribute, or use any prohibited drug in either the refined or crude form, except, (1) controlled substances for personal usage and these must be under the current prescription of a licensed physician, (2) those specifically authorized to St. Clair County Community College by Federal or State authorizing agencies for educational purposes. Nor will any member of the College Community possess property which is used, or intended for use, as a container for any controlled substance.

    Effect of Violating Rules
    In the event of violating the Drug Free Workplace policy, the College may subject State and Federal law sanction up to and including exclusion from the College campus and programs. A listing
    of the federal penalties can be found on the Drug Enforcement Administration website www.dea.gov/agency/penalties.htm .

    Reports of Violations
    Reporting of violations will be within the province of all members of the College Community because they have a common responsibility in maintaining an orderly and efficient community for their mutual benefit.

    Health Risks
    Abusing drugs and/or alcohol can:

    • make you sick
    • lower your job performance 
    • put you in prison 
    • cause dependency 
    • be expensive 
    • cost you your life 

    Alcohol use will:

    • dull your senses
    • impair coordination 
    • slur your speech 
    • cause mood changes 
    • depress brain functions 
    • lead to irreversible brain damage 
    • damage liver, heart, and pancreas 
    • irritate your stomach 
    • cause physical damage to your unborn baby 

    Drug use will:

    • increase your heart rate and blood pressure 
    • cause tremors and convulsions, produce heart, liver, and kidney damage 
    • injure your unborn baby 
    • lower your resistance to disease-AIDS! 
    • Cause personality changes, confusion, and depression 
    • Lead to paranoia and hallucinations 

    Assistance with Substance Abuse Counseling
    If students are experiencing problems with drugs and/or alcohol, please contact Student Success Services, 120 ATC, or call (810) 989-5520.