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Drug and Alcohol Policy

Problems with substance abuse are extremely complex. Substance abuse on campus can impact the safety and well being of faculty, staff, and students. Therefore, it is the policy of this college that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of alcohol or a controlled substance is prohibited on college premises and is prohibited as part of college sponsored activities. Any employee or student violating this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination or expulsion and referral for prosecution. The specifics of this policy are outlined as follows:
  1. Any employee or student who possesses, uses, sells, manufactures, gives, or in any way transfers a controlled substance or alcoholic beverage to another person on college premises or as part of any college-sponsored activity, will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination or expulsion and referral for prosecution.

  2. The term “controlled substance” means any drug listed in 21 CFR Par 1308 and other federal regulations, as well as those listed in Article V, Chapter 90, of the North Carolina General Statutes. Generally, these are drugs which have a high potential for abuse. They include, but are not limited to, the following: cocaine, heroin, marijuana, PCP, and “crack.” They also include any “legal” drugs that have not been prescribed specifically by a licensed physician.

  3. If any employee or student is convicted of violating any criminal drug or alcoholic beverage control statute while in the workplace, on college premises, or as part of any college-sponsored activity, he/she will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination or expulsion. Alternatively, the college may require the employee or student to successfully finish a drug abuse program sponsored by an approved private or governmental institution as a precondition of continued employment or enrollment at the college.

  4. Each employee or student is required to inform the college, in writing, within five days after he/she is convicted for violation of any federal, state, or local criminal drug or alcoholic beverage control statute where such violation occurred while in the workplace, on college premises, or as part of any college-sponsored activity. A conviction means a finding of guilt (including a plea of nolo contendere) or the imposition of a sentence by a judge or jury in any federal or state court.

  5. Employees working under federal grants who are convicted of violating drug laws in the workplace, on college premises, or as part of any college-sponsored activity shall be reported to the appropriate federal agency. The Human Resources Department of Durham Technical Community College must notify the U.S. Government agency through which the grant was made, within 10 days after receiving notice from the employee or otherwise receiving actual notice of a violation of a criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace. The college shall take appropriate disciplinary action within 30 calendar days from receipt of notice. All employees must abide by this policy as a condition of further employment on any federal government grant.


    Possible Disciplinary Action

    Students:
    Probation
    Suspension
    Expulsion
    Denial of participation in college activities
    Denial of opportunity to represent college
    Successful completion of a drug or alcohol rehabilitation program
    Referral for prosecution

    Employees:
    Leave with pay pending investigation
    Leave without pay pending investigation
    Reprimand
    Probation
    Suspension
    Relocation or reassignment
    Denial of promotion
    Demotion
    Successful completion of drug or alcohol rehabilitation program
    Termination
    Refer for prosecution

    NOTE: Any sanction imposed must be consistent with college policies.

    *Students employed under the College Work Study Program are considered to be employees of the college if the work is performed for the college in which the student is enrolled. For work performed for a federal, state, or local public agency, a private nonprofit, or a private for-profit agency, students are considered to be employees of the college unless the agreement between the college and the other organization specifies that the organization is considered to be the employer.

 

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION RESOURCES
Organizations and Agencies

Local
Durham Center Drug Abuse Services 560-7100
Counseling and Treatment Centers  
  Alcoholic Rehabilitation Center, Butner 575-7928
Mental Health Crisis Services 683-8628
Social Services Department 560-8000
Alcoholics Anonymous 286-9499
Narcotics Anonymous 919-755-5391
Mothers Against Drunk Drivers 383-8975
ARP (Addition Recovery Partnership) 419-0229
Hospitals  
  Durham Regional Hospital (Emergency Department) 470-5345
  Duke University Medical Center (Emergency Department) 684-2413
Triangle United Way First Call 493-4277
Residential Care and Treatment Centers  
  Oakleigh at Durham 470-6600
  Holly Hill/Charter 800-242-7837
Police Emergency 911
Durham County Sheriff’s Department 560-0897
   
State and Regional
N.C. Department of Human Resources  
  Division of Health Services 919-733-4534
State Employees Assistance Program 800-662-7030
   
Nationally
National Clearinghouse/Alcoholic and Drug Information 301-468-2600
National Council on Alcoholism 212-206-6770
Drug-Free Workplace Help Line 800-WORKPLACE
National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline  
Drug Help Hotline 800-378-4435
Alcoholics Anonymous 800-356-9996



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