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Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program and health risks

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program and health risks

No member of the College Community will manufacture, possess, distribute, or use any alcohol or 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 be subject to State and Federal law sanctions 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.

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 may:

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

Alcohol use may:

  • 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 may:

  • 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
  • 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 the Student Wellness Manager, Room 209, Main Building, or call (810) 989-5834 to schedule an appointment.