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Drug Abuse Prevention Information

St. Louis Community College is committed to providing a positive and healthy environment for students and employees. As citizens, students are subjected to the rules of accountability imposed by federal, state and local laws. The criminal penalties may include fines, restitution, imprisonment, loss of driving privileges and other sanctions. Students of St. Louis Community College assume the obligation to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the college’s function as an educational institution. Therefore, the use of, being under the influence of, possession of, or distribution of beverage alcohol or illegal drugs on campus or at any college-sponsored function will result in disciplinary action.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Students found to have violated their obligations as described above will be subject to the following sanctions: censure, disciplinary probation, restitution, compensatory service, suspension and dismissal.

It is important for students to understand the many health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol. Those risks include but are not limited to: addiction, violent flashbacks, permanent damage to the brain and central nervous system, liver damage, heart disease, and potentially fatal overdose or withdrawal.

Resources

Early identification of substance abuse is important in the rehabilitation process. Numerous agencies, programs, and treatment and rehabilitation facilities are located in the St. Louis area. Call the campus office listed below for help or information:

Counseling Services  
Florissant Valley:  314-513-4252
Forest Park:  314-644-9251
Meramec:  314-984-7575
Wildwood: 636-422-2000

The National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse
9355 Olive Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: 314-962-3456

In addition to the above information, the campuses of St. Louis Community College utilize a number of strategies to assist students in making appropriate choices and decisions relative to the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse. Those strategies include informative posters focusing on the theme of drug and alcohol abuse prevention which are displayed in high-traffic locations across the campuses. In addition to the posters, pamphlets and brochures addressing the topics of alcohol and drug abuse are handed out to students during various programs presented on the campuses, including safety awareness and alcohol awareness days as well as programs presented by the Bacchus clubs (clubs that promote alcohol-free living) at various points during the school year. Bookmarks addressing the topics of alcohol and drug abuse prevention are made available to students in a variety of ways across the campuses. The college also has purchased videos that address the issues of alcohol and drug abuse. Video showings are scheduled by the campuses’ health services offices at different times of the school year.