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Information For A Drug Free College

For College Employees

To further the educational aims of the institution, and in accordance with state and federal laws, the college seeks to improve the educational and work environment in the college and its activities by eliminating drugs in the college.

We would like you to know about the health risks, available resources, and current policies at COD regarding the use of drugs and alcohol.

This information is provided in accordance with the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (20 U.S.C. § 1701 et seq.) and the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 (41 U.S.C. § 701 et seq.)

Health Risks

The consumption of alcohol and drugs of any level may have serious risks. For example: altered mood (anxiety, apathy, paranoia, psychosis); altered behavior (impaired coordination); sleep disorders; addiction; altered breathing and heart rate; communication of infectious disease; distorted senses; unconsciousness leading to coma; permanent damage to the liver, heart and central nervous system leading to death. For more information, consult your physician or local or college library.

COD Employee Assistance Program available

Call Central DuPage Hospital, (630) 653-4218, 24 hours a day for referral to drug and/or alcohol counseling rehabilitation services.

On-Campus Help • Counseling, (630) 942-2259

Criminal Penalties

Illegal use of alcohol and/or drugs can carry severe criminal penalties upon conviction, including the imposition of fines, probation and/or imprisonment. Details on the penalties are available from the College of DuPage Police Department, (630) 942-2000.

Education and prevention programs at College of DuPage include:

• National Association of Alcohol Awareness Week • Alcohol and Drug Awareness Brochures and Displays • Staff Development Programs • COD Classes: Human Services Courses on Addiction and Addiction

Counseling, Physical Education 2251, Education 1110

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