A DRUG-FREE COLLEGE
The College has adopted and implemented a program to
prevent the illegal use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol
by students and employees. There are provisions in the
student handbook and employee and faculty handbooks
which indicate the Collegeís stand on drugs and alcohol.
Possession or use of alcohol or illegal drugs may be
cause for dismissal or termination from the College.
Missouriís ďAbuse and LoseĒ Law
In 1987, ďAbuse and LoseĒ became a law in Missouri.
The following are major provisions of ďAbuse and LoseĒ:
- Persons under age 21 shall have their driverís
licenses revoked for one year if found guilty of any
of the following:
- Any alcohol-related traffic offenses (such
as driving while intoxicat-ed or driving
with excessive blood-alcohol content;
- Possession or use of a controlled substance
- Alteration, modification, or misrepresentation
of a driverís license;
- A second-offense possession or use of
alcohol by a person under age 18.
- Persons over age 21 shall have their driverís license
revoked for one year if they are found guilty of any
state, county, or municipal law involving possession
or use of controlled substance while operating a motor
- Persons must attend an alcohol or drug-related
education program (ADEP) prior to reinstatement of
their driverís license.
- Refusal to submit to a police officerís request
for a chemical test (such as a breath test) to determine
intoxication is admissible as evidence in court proceedings
involving an alcohol-related traffic offense. Such
refusal may also result in license revocation for
Health Risks with Drugs and Alcohol
Illegal drugs and alcohol most definitely play a part
in health problems. These problems include, but are
not limited to a loss of consequential understanding.
This promotes poor application to academics as shown
by poor study habits, lack of concentration, and loss
of self esteem.
Illegal drugs and alcohol use also can result in serious
health problems such as some types of cancer, liver
damage, heart problems, ulcers, and brain damage.