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The use of drugs and alcohol has both physical and psychological repercussions. 这样的 substances can interfere with memory, sensation, and perception and impair the brain’s ability to synthesize information. Regular users develop tolerance and physical dependence. Psychological dependence occurs when the substance becomes central to the user’s life and decision-making. Alcohol consumption may cause a number of marked changes in behavior. Even low doses may significantly impair the judgment and coordination required to drive a car safely. Low to moderate doses of alcohol may increase the incidence of a variety of aggressive acts, including physical attacks. Moderate to high doses of alcohol may cause marked impairments in higher mental functions, severely altering a person’s ability to learn and remember information. Very high doses may cause respiratory depression and death. If combined with other depressants of the central nervous system, much lower doses of alcohol may produce the effects just described. Repeated use of drugs and alcohol can lead to dependence. Sudden cessation of substance intake can produce withdrawal symptoms, including severe anxiety, tremors, hallucinations and 抽搐. Substance withdrawal can be life threatening. Long-term consumption of substances, particularly when combined with poor nutrition, can also lead to permanent damage to vital organs, such as the brain and liver. In addition, research indicates that children of alcoholic parents are at greater risk than other youngsters of becoming 酗酒者.


In order to promote an environment free of substance abuse, the College supports an active program of community awareness and education and also offers assistance with confidential counseling. Many of these counseling services are provided “in-house” at no charge to the student; other services are provided through direct 推荐s to outside service agencies and regional support network. A part-time program specialist provides education, counseling, and evaluation services related to drug, alcohol, and other substance. All services are confidential, and information will not be released without written authorization. A copy of the policy related to limits of confidentiality is available at 咨询 Services. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to refer students who appear to be troubled by drug or alcohol use to 咨询 Services (ext. 7261). In addition to the College’s confidential counseling services, there are several national hotlines and websites available that provide information and 推荐.

Hospital Transports for Intoxication

In the event a student is transported to the hospital for acute alcohol intoxication, based on observable considerations (slurred speech, inability to respond to questioning, loss of coordination/balance, unconsciousness, etc.) parental contact will be coordinated 立即. Upon discharge the student will be required to meet with the Interim Dean of Students/第九条 Coordinator within 24 hours of return and will be subject to judicial action.

校园 资源

  • Health Services: 410-778-7261
  • 咨询 Services: 410-778-7261
  • The 从ice of Prevention Education and Advocacy: 410-778-7277
  • Mantra Health

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