1 Alcohol/Drug Abuse Brochure for ROLLINS COLLEGE Students, Faculty and Staff 2014
2 PHILOSOPHY Rollins College was founded for the purpose of preparing students for a virtuous and useful life... Pursuit of this kind of excellence requires that we effect a meaningful intellectual, scholarly, and personal enhancement of our students. While this enhancement begins with the dissemination of knowledge, it must reach a higher context of what it means to be a full person. All members of the academic community -- students, faculty, administrators and staff members -- share in the responsibility for protecting and enhancing an environment committed to the pursuit of this objective while maintaining the highest standards of professional and personal conduct. The illegal and/or abusive use of drugs or alcohol by any member of the academic community adversely affects the educational environment. Rollins College is therefore committed to having a campus that is free of illegal drug use and drug or alcohol abuse. In keeping with the educational mission of the institution, the College will utilize educational strategies as its major approach to this problem, but everyone who illegally uses drugs or abuses any drug including alcohol will be subject to prosecution by civil authorities and disciplinary action by the College. The College's interest in disciplinary sanctions is not punitive, but is rather aimed at establishing clear limits of conduct for members of the campus community. Rollins College students, faculty, staff and administrators who are misusing alcohol or using illegal drugs are strongly encouraged to seek help to end this behavior. This College policy is not intended to punish people who seek rehabilitation. All information provided by people who voluntarily avail themselves of drug and alcohol counseling or rehabilitation services will be confidential. For the purpose of this policy, alcohol is considered to be a drug. ROLLINS COLLEGE POLICY ON DRUG ABUSE Rollins College is dedicated to the intellectual, scholarly and personal enhancement of its students and, as such, expects all members of the academic community to behave in a manner conducive to that end. The highest standards of personal and professional conduct must be maintained by faculty, staff and students. Illegal and/or abusive use of drugs by members of the college community adversely affects the quality of campus life and the mission of the College and is therefore prohibited. The goals of the policy are to: -Prevent drug abuse through a strong educational effort. -Encourage and facilitate the use of counseling services and rehabilitation programs by those members of the academic community who require assistance in stopping drug abuse. -Sanction members of the academic community appropriately who engage in illegal drug-related behaviors. EDUCATIONAL EFFORTS TO PREVENT DRUG ABUSE In keeping with the educational mission of the institution, Rollins College will conduct an educational program aimed at preventing drug abuse and illegal drug use. Educational efforts shall be directed to all members of the academic community and will include information about the incompatibility of the use or sale of illegal drugs with the College goals and mission; the health hazards associated with illegal drug use and alcohol abuse; and the legal and judicial consequences of involvement with illegal drugs.
3 COUNSELING AND REHABILITATION SERVICES TO PREVENT DRUG ABUSE Those students, faculty or staff who seek assistance with a drug related problem shall be provided with information about drug counseling and rehabilitation services at Rollins College and in the Central Florida community. Those who avail themselves of such services shall be assured that Rollins College policy on confidentiality will be observed. DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS TO PREVENT DRUG ABUSE All Rollins College employees and students are responsible, as citizens, for knowing about and complying with the provisions of the laws of the State of Florida FSS 893, which make it a crime to possess, sell, deliver or manufacture controlled substances. Any member of the College community who violates that law is subject to prosecution by civil authorities and disciplinary actions by the College. This is not "double jeopardy." Penalties or sanctions will be imposed by the College in accordance with procedural safeguards applicable to disciplinary actions against employees and students as found in The Code of Community Standards, The Rollins College Policies and Procedural Manual, The Bylaws and Handbook of the Faculty of the College, and other applicable documents. Sanctions and penalties may range from written warnings with probationary status to dismissal from academic programs and termination of employment. When a student, faculty, administrator or staff member has been charged by the College with a violation of policies concerning illegal drugs or abuse of alcohol, she/he may be suspended from classes or employment before regular disciplinary proceedings, if it is determined that such action is necessary for protecting the health, safety or welfare of the College or any member of the academic community. If such a suspension is imposed, it must be reviewed as promptly as possible. Employees convicted of a criminal drug statute violation occurring in the workplace are required to notify the College no later than five days following conviction. The College will commence disciplinary action against such an individual. RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THIS POLICY The President has overall responsibility for implementing this policy. Each Vice President is responsible for ensuring that the policy is uniformly administered and all programs and actions are executed. All employees and students shall be responsible for abiding by the provisions of this policy. In the case of employees, adherence to this policy shall be a condition of employment. The President will ensure that a biennial review of this policy is conducted by each of the Vice Presidents to determine the effectiveness of the policy and implement changes if needed. DISSEMINATION OF THIS POLICY A copy of this policy shall be given annually to each employee and to all new employees at the beginning of employment. Each student registered during an academic year in any program of the College will receive a copy of this policy. The policy shall be reprinted in appropriate documents of the College. DRUGS/ALCOHOL AND THEIR HEALTH AND LEGAL RISKS On the following pages is a synopsis of commonly abused substances.
4 DRUG USED SYMPTOMS OF USE SIGNS OF USE DANGERS Alcohol Street Names booze, juice, vino, brew - Loss of coordination, judgment or concentration - Slurred speech, impaired vision - Empty bottles - Addiction - Beer cans - Memory loss, other neurological complication with heavy long-term use Includes, beer, wine, and spirits - Slowed reaction time - Vital organ damage - Depression; other changes in mood - Vomiting, Unconsciousness Marijuana SYMPTOMS OF USE SIGNS OF USE DANGERS Street Names - Dilated pupils - Plastic baggies - Psychological addiction Weed, reefer, hash, hashish, Mary Jane, rope, herb, ganja, Acapulco gold, pot, grass, joint - Loss of motivation - Roach clips, rolling papers, odor of burning leaves - Increased appetite, craving sweets -Soda cans with holes - Sleepiness - Burn holes in clothing - Lethargy, lack of ability to focus - Recurring cough, cold or bronchitis - Glass pipe, water pipe, bong - Possibility of stunted physical or emotional development - Memory loss (possibly permanent) - Anxiety, fear or paranoia; THC induced psychosis - Increased heart rate, lung damage - Impaired sexual development - Reddening of eyes - Damage to reproductive organs - Dryness of mouth STIMULANTS: Cocaine Street Names: snow, blow Variations: crack, rock, freebase SYMPTOMS OF USE SIGNS OF USE DANGERS - Shallow breathing, increased heart rate - Short-term euphoria, followed by depression - Loss of appetite, weight loss - White or yellow chunks - the existence of physiological dependence is still being researched - Extreme addiction, primarily psychological - Razor blades - Long term depression, anxiety - Soda cans with holes - Angina - Paranoia, anxiety - Water pipes - Arrhythmia - Mood swings - Rolled dollar bills - Convulsions - Memory loss - Igniting devices - Strokes/heart attacks - Irritability, twitching - Psychosis with long-term use possible delusions and hallucinations - Constantly broke, stealing money, lack of self-care - Death from overdose
5 Crack is an intensified, shorter-acting, more highly addictive, and cheaper version of cocaine. Freebase is cocaine converted into purified form; method is extremely volatile and dangerous. Amphetamines SYMPTOMS OF USE SIGNS OF USE DANGERS Street Names - Loss of appetite - Pills in various colors Speed, Uppers, Pep Pills, Ice, Black Beauties, Bennies Footballs, Copilots, Jelly Beans Major Variety used: methamphetamine, or crystal meth DEPRESSANTS Barbiturates - Hallucinations - Dusty residue of pills - Speech problems - Mental problems, including paranoia - Wakefulness - Extreme fatigue - Confusion - Rapid heart rate - Depression - Possible death from overdose - Fear/Anxiety - Possible brain damage - Paranoia - Tremors - Aggressive behavior - Rapid Speech SYMPTOMS OF USE SIGNS OF USE DANGERS Street Names - Lack of concentration - Pills in various colors Candy, Downers, Reds, Red Devils, Blue Devils, Yellow Jackets, Goof Balls, Christmas Trees - Addiction - Loss of inhibition - Possible death from overdose - Slurred speech - Tremors - Euphoria - Convulsions - Relaxed appearance - Deep comas - Sleepiness, slow heartbeat - Respiratory failure - Loss of appetite - Kidney failure Minor Tranquilizers SYMPTOMS OF USE SIGNS OF USE DANGERS Trade Names - Slowed reaction - Pills or capsules - Addiction Librium, Vistaril, Ativan, Valium, Xanax (antianxiety), Klonopin - Impaired memory & judgment - Possible coma or death when mixed with other drugs NARCOTICS: Heroin - Drunken appearance - Withdrawal requires medical assistance - Extreme calmness - Death from overdose SYMPTOMS OF USE SIGNS OF USE DANGERS
6 Street Names - Euphoria - Syringes - Severe Addiction Black tar, China, White, Harry, Smack, Junk, Snow, Dope - Loss of appetite - White powder in baggies or small bottles - Slow pulse - clear liquid in small bottles - Lack of motivation - Needle marks in veins track marks - Insensitivity to pain - Pinpoint pupils - Drowsiness Morphine is a purified form of heroin. Street names: Morpho, M, Hocus, Dreamer Narcotic Pain Killers SYMPTOMS OF USE SIGNS OF USE DANGERS Varieties: opioid-related narcotics (analgesics and painkillers) Methadone, Codeine, Dilaudid, Demerol, Percocet, Vicodin, Oxycontin, Darvocet, Oxycodone, Roxicodone - Lethargy - Pills - Addiction - Potential death from overdose, especially if combined with other drugs (i.e., cocaine) - Severe withdrawal symptoms including diarrhea, dehydration - Danger of infections from contaminated needles - Drowsiness - Syringes Potential death from overdose, danger of infections from contaminated needles - Slowed movement - Needle marks - Unpredictable behavior - Loss of appetite - Severe withdrawal symptoms Hallucinogens SYMPTOMS OF USE SIGNS OF USE DANGERS Street Names - Slurred speech - plastic bags - Possible addiction primarily psychological Angel dust, Acid, Hog, Buttons, Wedding bells, Mescal beans, mushrooms Major Varieties: LSD, PCP, mescaline - dilated pupils - Capsules - Possible death from overdose - Impaired vision - Sugar cubes - Depression - Illusions, Hallucinations, altered perceptions of reality -Cigarette papers - Mood swings - Animal designs or stars on paper - Emotional breakdown -Difficulty differentiating reality from illusion/hallucination - Anxiety, Paranoia - Problems with memory - Aggression - Violent behavior - Confusion - Increased pulse rate Inhalants SYMPTOMS OF USE SIGNS OF USE DANGERS
7 Varieties - Headaches - Plastic bags - Addiction Lighter fluids, correction fluids, G\gasoline, Glue, Gas, Paint thinner, nail polish remover, whippets, aerosols - Nausea - Soaked rags - Choking - Fainting - Odor of substance - Risk of sudden death - Euphoria - Empty container of substance - Stroke - Violent behavior - Anemia - Vision problems - Rapid heart rate - Lightheadedness - Hallucinations - Drunken appearance DESIGNER DRUGS Drug derivatives created by underground chemists/pushers. These are unpredictable in their effects and often hundreds of times stronger than the drug they are intended to imitate. Street names: Synthetic heroin, China White, Loads, 4-Doors, Ecstasy/XTC, Molly, MDMA, GHB, K2, Spice, 2C-I Some other drugs that are gaining popularity on college campus and are widely abused are psychostimulant drugs used primarily to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and narcolepsy, such as Ritalin (Methylphenidate) and Adderall (a stimulant amphetamine). These have a high potential for addiction and similar dangers as the other amphetamine-related substances. ANABOLIC STEROIDS Substances abused to build muscle, generally used by athletes and body builders. Symptoms include development of massive muscle tissue. Side effects include increased aggressiveness, headaches, anxiety, insomnia, and possible paranoia. Although non-addictive, dangers include cancer, tumors, reproductive, cardiovascular, and other health problems. Some dietary supplements, often sold in health food stores and commonly used to increase muscle mass, suppress appetite, and increase metabolism and energy, often contain ephedra (example: Ripped Fuel), which is a strong amphetamine-like stimulant, or other stimulant substances which can dangerously increase heart rate, among other symptoms. State of Florida Penalties for Illegal Drug Possession or Distribution: Felony of the 2nd degree punishable by prison term not to exceed 15 years, and/or fine not to exceed $10,000. Felony of the 3rd degree punishable by a prison term not to exceed 5 years, and/or fine not to exceed $5,000. Misdemeanor of the 1st degree punishable by a prison term not to exceed 1 year, and/or fine not to exceed $1,000. RESOURCES: COUNSELING, TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION Note: This list is not an exhaustive list of community resources. Rollins College does not endorse one program over another. The resources indicated represent past successful referrals for treatment from Rollins College. Fee structures vary. Alcoholics Anonymous 283 Live Oak Boulevard, Casselberry,FL, (407) AA is an informal fellowship of people who join because they need help in controlling their use of alcohol. The purpose
8 is to stay sober and help others who want to remain sober. They do not recruit new members and new members are always welcome. Call for information about meeting times, locations. Center for Drug Free Living Assessment/Screening Unit 100 West Columbia Street, Orlando, FL, 32806, (407) A community based, comprehensive alcohol and drug prevention, intervention and treatment program offering residential and outpatient services in Orange County. The Grove Counseling Center 583 E. SR 434, Longwood, FL, 32750, (407) or (800) A community-based, comprehensive alcohol and drug prevention, intervention and treatment program for teens and adults in Seminole County. Florida Hospital Center For Behavioral Health 601 E Rollins Street, Orlando, (407) The services of Florida Hospital include a crisis line, 12-step addiction recovery plan, detoxification, and individual counseling. Substance Abuse Outpatient referrals are available. For Rollins College Employees: You may contact the Human Resource Department and/or the EAP to assist you in your needs. All services are confidential. Employee Assistance Program Human Resource Department MHNET Behavioral Health Rollins College (407) or (407) For Rollins College Students: Psychoeducational Group (Alcohol) The Office of Counseling And Psychological Services provides a 50-minute introduction to the physiological and psychological effects of alcohol, how to calculate Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC), and ways to minimize risk. These groups are offered bi-weekly. Please call (407) to reserve a spot. Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) Group Counseling And Psychological Services (CAPS) offers two groups each week for students who wish to moderate substance use. Individuals attending the group are a mixture of voluntary and mandated clients and range from those in sobriety to those contemplating a reduction in use. Call (407) for details. Groups typically run on Wednesday evenings with one group from 5:15 PM 6:30 PM and the other from 6:45 PM 8 PM. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), (Wellness Center at 118 W. Fairbanks Ave.), call (407) Available to students with a wide range of issues and concerns including alcohol and drugs. On-going, individual appointments are available for those who do not wish to attend the group format. These sessions may involve assessment, motivational interviewing, and treatment for acute or chronic substance abuse issues. BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students), available through the Office of Counseling And Psychological Services. BASICS provides an individual, 2-session, confidential, non-judgmental, structured substance intervention program for both sanctioned students and voluntary students. Students can self-refer or be encouraged to sign up for BASICS by friends, staff, or faculty. Call (407) Rev. 8/2014