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  • Campus Drug & Alcohol Policies
  • Drug & Alcohol Policy Abuse Prevention Program

    DRUGS AND ALCOHOL ON CAMPUS OR AS PART OF ANY COLLEGE ACTIVITY

    Standards of Conduct for Students and Employees:
    In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), students, staff, or faculty shall not engage in the unauthorized or unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, use/abuse of alcohol and/or illicit drugs on college property or as part of any college activity.

    Legal Sanctions
    Any student, staff, or faculty who are convicted of the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, use, or abuse of illicit drugs or alcohol is subject to criminal penalties under local, state, or federal law. These penalties range in severity from a fine of $100 up to $8,000,000 and/or life imprisonment. The exact penalty assessed depends upon the nature and the severity of the individual offense. The possession and/or consumption of alcohol by a minor is addressed in Appendix A, 18-13-122.

    College Sanctions
    The college will impose penalties against students who violate the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226). Violators will be subject to disciplinary action under student disciplinary policies. The sanctions include but are not limited to probation, suspension, or expulsion from the college, termination of student employment, and referral to authorities for prosecution, as appropriate. 

    Employees may be subject to corrective and/or disciplinary action as per State Personnel Rules and Regulations, up to and including termination.

    Health Risks
    A myriad of health risks are associated with drug and alcohol abuse. Risks include but are not limited to: malnutrition, brain damage, heart disease, pancreatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, mental illness, death, low birth weight babies, and babies with drug addictions. Personal relationships, family dynamics, ability to work and study are also at risk. Further information on health risks is available in the Human Resource Services Office and the Student and Judicial Affairs office via brochures, videos, and educational programs presented throughout the year.  In addition, specific health risks are listed in Appendix B

    Treatment and Referral
    Referral for counseling, treatment, rehabilitation and treatment programs can be found at the Human Resource Office, Counseling Office, or throughout the community. Referral programs and resources can be found in Appendix C.


    PREVENTION PROGRAM – STUDENTS

    Alcohol Abuse
    Pueblo Community College provides crisis intervention and referral services for students with issues with alcohol use and abuse.  These services are provided through the College counseling office.

    The College does not presently have a comprehensive program dealing with alcohol awareness and prevention.

    Drug Abuse
    Pueblo Community College provides crisis intervention and referral services for students with issues with drug use and abuse.  These services are provided through the College counseling office.

    The College does not presently have a comprehensive program dealing with drug awareness and prevention.

    Campus Survey
    With an increase in the number of dual enrollment students and with the passage of Amendment 64 (legalizing the recreational use of marijuana), Pueblo Community College recognizes a need to poll students to find out if there is a need for additional drug and alcohol awareness and prevention efforts on each of the PCC campuses.  To accomplish this, during the Fall 2014 semester, Pueblo Community College will conduct an anonymous student survey on drug and alcohol use and abuse by PCC students.  The survey will include use and abuse on and off of the PCC campuses.

    Based upon the results of this survey, the College will determine the specific awareness and prevention programs that it will offer to students.


    VICTIM ASSISTANCE AND DRUG/ALCOHOL REFERRAL PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES:

    Pueblo Campus:

    • Addict2Athlete – 2041 Pepper Lane, Pueblo, CO 81005 – 719.250.7805
    • Alano Club (support & referral) - 320 Clark Street, Pueblo, CO 81003 – 719.542.6347
    • Alcoholic Anonymous - 4035 Club Manor Drive, Suite A, Pueblo, CO 81008 – 719.546.1173
    • Awareness Institute - 1245 Palmer Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81004 – 719.546.0904
    • Crossroads Turning Point - 509 E. 13th Street, Pueblo, CO 81001 – 719.546.6666; Special Women's Services - 3500 Baltimore, Pueblo, CO 81008 – 719.545.1181
    • Parkview-Chemical Dependency Program - 58 Club Manor Drive, Pueblo, CO 81008 – 719.584.4876; Adolescent Substance Abuse Program - 56 Club Manor Drive, Suite 104, Pueblo, CO 81008 – 719.584.4876
    • Pueblo Alliance for Healthy Teens (support & referral) – 2414 N. Grand, Pueblo, CO 81003 – 719.924.9511
    • Pueblo Suicide Prevention Center Help Line – 719.544.1133
    • Suicide Prevention – Teen Hot Line – 719.564.5566

    Fremont Campus:

    • Alcoholics Anonymous – 719.275.7089
    • Family Crisis Services, Inc. - 3228 Independence Road, Cañon City, CO 81212 – 719.275.2429
    • Rocky Mountain Behavioral Health - 3239 Independence Road, Cañon City, CO 81212 – 719.275.7650
    • West Central Mental Health; Canon City call 719.275.2351; Westcliffe call 719.783.9064

    Mancos and Durango Sites:

    • Al-Anon and Al-Ateen Family Groups SW Groups – 970.259.2982
    • Alcohol & Drug Treatment Referral – 800.454.8966
    • Balance Counseling Service/Mike Johnston, Durango, CO – 970.799.4238
    • Cortez Addictions Recovery Services – CARS, Cortez, CO – 970.565.4109
    • Detox of La Plata County, Durango, CO – 970.259.8732
    • New Day Counseling, Durango, CO – 970.259.5820
    • NORA Clinic, Durango, CO – 970.247.7753
    • Peaceful Spirit Alcohol Treatment, Ignacio, CO – 970.563.4555
    • Preferred Counseling Services, Durango, CO – 970.739.8970 or  970.259.3952
    • Rio Blanco Counseling, (Same as NORA Clinic) – 970.247.7753
    • Axis Health System (formerly Southwest Colorado Mental Health Center, Inc.) – For Emergencies and 1st time appointments please call Crossroads First:
    • The Treatment Center – 877.392.3342


    APPENDICES A-C