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
700 Sayre Avenue
Phillipsburg NJ 08865
260 Lincoln Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Warren County Department of Human Services
202 Mansfield St.
Belvidere, NJ 07823
Warren Hospital Counseling and Addiction
185 Roseberry Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Hackettstown Regional Medical Center
651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840