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Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy
In accordance with the policy approved by the Board of Trustees of Warren County Community College and consistent with Local, State, and Federal laws, the College will make every effort to provide its students with an environment that is free of the problems associated with the unauthorized use and abuse of alcohol and other controlled substances.

I. Standards of Conduct

Warren County Community College is an educational institution committed to maintaining an environment that allows students to enjoy the full benefits of their learning experience. Further, the College is committed to promoting the wellness and positive self-development of its students. The unauthorized use or abuse of alcohol and the illegal use of controlled substances inhibit students from attaining the benefit of their learning experience, expose them to serious illness and health risks, and therefore are prohibited. It is the policy of Warren County Community College to begin disciplinary procedures for all students who violate this Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy.

II. Applicable Legal Sanctions

In addition to sanctions imposed by the College, individuals violating substance abuse policies are subject to all applicable Local, State, and Federal sanctions, which may include, but are not limited to fines and/or imprisonment. The College will refer violations of the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy to legal authorities when deemed appropriate.

III. Health Risks

Drugs may increase activity (stimulants), decrease activity (depressants), or cause hallucinations (hallucinogens). Every drug has multiple side effects that depend on the properties of the drug and the dosage taken. When two or more drugs are taken together or in sequence, their cumulative effects may be stronger than their additive sum.

The effects of drug use are highly individualized. Drug use or abuse can affect a person’s physical, emotional and social health. It can cause accidents, illnesses, drug dependence, overdose and even death. It can cause legal problems, economic problems, school or work problems, and relationship problems.

IV. Alcohol and Drug Resources and Services

The Office of Student Services can provide students with information and referral services for alcohol and drug concerns. The advisors maintain a list of substance abuse programs, which includes:

WCCC Agency Listing For Substance Abuse

Family Guidance Center
492 Route #57 West
Washington, NJ 07882
(908) 689-1000

Catholic Charities
700 Sayre Avenue
Phillipsburg NJ 08865
(908) 454-2074

NORWESCAP
260 Lincoln Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
(908) 454-7000

Warren County Department of Human Services
202 Mansfield St.
Belvidere, NJ 07823
(908) 475-6080

Warren Hospital Counseling and Addiction
185 Roseberry Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
(908) 859-6787

Hackettstown Regional Medical Center
651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
(908) 852-5100

 

Warren County Community College
475 Route 57 West
Washington NJ 07882
(908) 835-WCCC (9222)