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Health Effects of Alcohol & Other Drugs: Summary

The following is a partial list of drugs and the consequences of their use.  The abuse of alcohol and the use of other drugs are detrimental to the health of the user.  Further, the use of drugs and alcohol is not conducive to an academic atmosphere.  Drugs impede the learning process and can cause disruption for other students and disturb their academic interests.  The use of alcohol or drugs in the workplace may also impede the employee's ability to perform in a safe and effective manner, and may result in injuries to others.  Early diagnosis and treatment of drug and alcohol abuse is in the best interests of the employees, students, and the College itself.

For additional information concerning the health risks associated with substances covered by the Controlled Substances Act, refer to the U.S. Department of Justice publication, Drugs of Abuse, 2005 edition (
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