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 Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Regulations (Education Department General Administrative Regulations [EDGAR]), notes that no institution of higher education shall be eligible to receive funds or any other form of financial assistance under any Federal program, including participation in any federally funded or guaranteed student loan program, unless the institution certifies to the Secretary that the institution has adopted and has implemented a program to prevent the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees.  In response, NCMC has adopted and implemented program and policies to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees.


Students
Students are expected to comply with local and state laws pertaining to alcoholic beverages, controlled substances and illegal drugs. In addition, the manufacture, distribution, sale, possession, consumption, use or transportation of alcoholic beverages, controlled substances and illegal drugs and/or possession of drug paraphernalia by any student on College property, at any college-sponsored student activity, or at NCMC approved classes, field trips or activities off campus shall be strictly prohibited. This includes possession of alcoholic beverage containers.

No student shall be in an intoxicated condition, which may be evidenced by disorderly, obscene or indecent conduct or appearance, while on campus or at a college- approved event off campus. No student shall furnish or cause to be furnished any alcoholic beverage to any person under the legal drinking age. Missouri under-age drinking laws will be enforced through judicial referrals and, or reporting incidents to the Trenton Police Department.

NCMC will impose sanctions for violations of NCMC alcohol and drug policies and the Student Code of Conduct.  Sanctions may include a verbal warning, written warning, loss of privileges, probation, suspension, expulsion from the halls and/or campus, or imposition of a lesser sanction. Sanctions may also include classes, community service, referrals for appropriate counseling and/or referral to local law enforcement for prosecution. If a student is convicted of violating criminal laws regarding alcohol or drugs, they may be subject to civil action. Legal sanctions may include classes, community service, fines, prison terms, loss of driving privileges, and mandated rehabilitation programs.   


Employees
The unlawful possession, purchase, manufacture, use, sale or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by employees on college property or at any of its activities is prohibited. NCMC will impose sanctions for violations of NCMC alcohol and drug policies as stated in College policies or employee handbooks/manuals.  Disciplinary action may include corrective discipline, counseling, (faculty) reassignment, verbal warnings, documented warnings, probation, suspension with or without pay, and discharge for employees and/or referral to local law enforcement for prosecution.

If an employee is convicted of violating criminal laws concerning alcohol or drugs, in addition to civil action, the employee may be subject to termination. Legal sanctions may include classes, community service, fines, prison terms, loss of driving privileges, and mandated rehabilitation programs.  Failure to disclose previous convictions on a job application is grounds for termination.

NCMC supports the laws and regulations of the United States of America, the State of Missouri, Grundy County, and the City of Trenton as well as the counties and cities in which our outreach sites are located. Each student and employee is expected to do the same. Applicable legal sanctions under state, local, and federal law can include: forfeiture of personal property and real estate, fines, revocation of driver’s license, probation, parole, imprisonment, mandatory minimum sentences, and deportation for non-US citizens.  

A Federal Trafficking Penalties table, obtained from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (http://www.justice.gov/dea/druginfo/ftp3.shtml), is provided below:

Federal Trafficking Penalties


Federal Trafficking Penalties for Schedules I, II, III, IV, and V (except Marijuana)

Schedule

Substance/Quantity

Penalty

Substance/Quantity

Penalty

II

Cocaine
500-4999 grams mixture

First Offense: Not less than 5 yrs. and not more than 40 yrs. If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs. or more than life. Fine of not more than $5 million if an individual, $25 million if not an individual.
Second Offense: Not less than 10 yrs. and not more than life. If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $8 million if an individual, $50 million if not an individual.

Cocaine
5 kilograms or more mixture

First Offense: Not less than 10 yrs. and not more than life. If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs. or more than life. Fine of not more than $10 million if an individual, $50 million if not an individual.
Second Offense: Not less than 20 yrs, and not more than life. If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if not an individual.
2 or More Prior Offenses: Life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if not an individual.

II

Cocaine Base
28-279 grams mixture

Cocaine Base
280 grams or more mixture

IV

Fentanyl
40-399 grams mixture

Fentanyl
400 grams or more mixture

I

Fentanyl Analogue
10-99 grams mixture

Fentanyl Analogue
100 grams or more mixture

I

Heroin
100-999 grams mixture

Heroin
1 kilogram or more mixture

I

LSD
1-9 grams mixture

LSD
10 grams or more mixture

II

Methamphetamine
5-49 grams pure or
50-499 grams mixture

Methamphetamine
50 grams or more pure
or 500 grams or more mixture

II

PCP
10-99 grams pure or
100-999 grams mixture

PCP
100 grams or more pure
or 1 kilogram or more mixture

Substance/Quantity

Penalty

Any Amount Of Other Schedule I & II Substances

First Offense: Not more that 20 yrs. If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs. or more than Life. Fine $1 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individual.
Second Offense: Not more than 30 yrs. If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment. Fine $2 million if an individual, $10 million if not an individual.

Any Drug Product Containing Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid

Flunitrazepam (Schedule IV)
1 Gram

Any Amount Of Other Schedule III Drugs

First Offense: Not more than 10 yrs. If death or serious bodily injury, not more that 15 yrs. Fine not more than $500,000 if an individual, $2.5 million if not an individual.
Second Offense: Not more than 20 yrs. If death or serious injury, not more than 30 yrs. Fine not more than $1 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individual.

Any Amount Of All Other Schedule IV Drugs (other than one gram or more of Flunitrazepam)

First Offense: Not more than 5 yrs. Fine not more than $250,000 if an individual, $1 million if not an individual.
Second Offense: Not more than 10 yrs. Fine not more than $500,000 if an individual, $2 million if other than an individual.

Any Amount Of All Schedule V Drugs

First Offense: Not more than 1 yr. Fine not more than $100,000 if an individual, $250,000 if not an individual.
Second Offense: Not more than 4 yrs. Fine not more than $200,000 if an individual, $500,000 if not an individual.


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Federal Trafficking Penalties for Marijuana, Hashish and Hashish Oil, Schedule I Substances

Marijuana
1,000 kilograms or more marijuana mixture or 1,000 or more marijuana plants

First Offense: Not less than 10 yrs. or more than life. If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs., or more than life. Fine not more than $10 million if an individual, $50 million if other than an individual.
Second Offense: Not less than 20 yrs. or more than life. If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment. Fine not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if other than an individual.

Marijuana
100 to 999 kilograms marijuana mixture or 100 to 999 marijuana plants

First Offense: Not less than 5 yrs. or more than 40 yrs. If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs. or more than life. Fine not more than $5 million if an individual, $25 million if other than an individual.
Second Offense: Not less than 10 yrs. or more than life. If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment. Fine not more than $8 million if an individual, $50million if other than an individual.

Marijuana
50 to 99 kilograms marijuana mixture,
50 to 99 marijuana plants

First Offense: Not more than 20 yrs. If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs. or more than life. Fine $1 million if an individual, $5 million if other than an individual.
Second Offense: Not more than 30 yrs. If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment. Fine $2 million if an individual, $10 million if other than an individual.

Hashish
More than 10 kilograms

Hashish Oil
More than 1 kilogram

Marijuana
less than 50 kilograms marijuana (but does not include 50 or more marijuana plants regardless of weight)
1 to 49 marijuana plants

First Offense: Not more than 5 yrs. Fine not more than $250,000, $1 million if other than an individual.
Second Offense: Not more than 10 yrs. Fine $500,000 if an individual, $2 million if other than individual.

Hashish
10 kilograms or less

Hashish Oil
1 kilogram or less

 

Missouri Penalties
A complete listing of Missouri substances, how they are placed on the schedule and additional drug information, can be found at:
http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C100-199/1950000017.HTM

Missouri drug regulations can be found at:
http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C100-199/1950000223.HTM


Health Risks
Substance abuse may result in a wide array of serious health and behavioral problems. Substance abuse has both long and short-term effects on the body and the mind. Alcohol and drugs are toxic to the human body. In addition to the problem of toxicity, contaminant poisonings often occur with illegal drug use. HIV infection with intravenous drug use is a prevalent hazard.

Acute health problems may include heart attack, stroke, and sudden death, which can occur for first time cocaine users. Long lasting effects caused by drug and alcohol abuse can cause problems such as disruption of normal heart rhythm, high blood pressure, leaks of blood vessels in the brain, bleeding and destruction of brain cells, possible memory loss, infertility, impotency, immune system impairment, kidney failure, cirrhosis of the liver, and pulmonary damage. Drug use during pregnancy may result in fetal damage and birth defects causing hyperactivity, neurological abnormalities, and developmental difficulties.
Additional health risks can include:

Substance

Some Possible Long-Term Effects

Alcohol

toxic psychosis, physical dependence, neurological and liver damage, fetal alcohol syndrome, impaired judgment

Amphetamines
uppers, speed, crank

loss of appetite, delusions, hallucinations, heart problems, hypertension, irritability, insomnia, toxic psychosis, rebound depression

Barbiturates
barbs, bluebirds, blues

severe withdrawal symptoms, possible convulsions, toxic psychosis, depression, physical dependence, impaired judgment

Benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Dalmane, Rohypnol)
benzos, downers, sleepers, tranqs, roofies

impaired judgment, sedation, panic reaction, seizures, psychological dependence, physical dependence

Cocaine & Cocaine freebase
coke

loss of appetite, depression, weight loss, seizure, heart attack, stroke, hypertension, psychosis, chronic cough, nasal passage injury, hallucinations

Codeine

physical dependence, constipation, loss of appetite, lethargy, respiratory depression

Heroin
H, junk, smack

physical dependence, constipation, loss of appetite, lethargy, respiratory depression

Inhalants
ames, gas, laughing gas, poppers, snappers

psychological dependence, psychotic reactions, confusion, frozen airway, sudden death

LSD
acid

may intensify existing psychosis, panic reactions, can interfere with psychological adjustment and social functioning, insomnia, flashbacks

MDA, MDMA, MOMA
ecstasy, xtc

same as LSD, sleeplessness, nausea, confusion, increased blood pressure,sweating, paranoia

Marijuana (cannabis)
pot, grass, dope, weed, joints

bronchitis, conjunctivitis, mood swings, paranoia, lethargy, impaired concentration

Mescaline (peyote cactus)
mesc, peyote

may intensify existing psychosis, hallucinations at high dose

Methaqualone
ludes

coma, convulsions

Morphine
M, morf

physical dependence, constipation, loss of appetite, lethargy

PCP
crystal, tea, angel dust

psychotic behavior, violent acts, psychosis, hallucinations at high dose

Psilocybin
magic mushrooms, shrooms

may intensify existing psychosis

Steroids
roids, juice

cholesterol imbalance, acne, baldness, anger management problems, masculinization of women, breast enlargement in men, premature fusion of long bones preventing attainment of normal height, atrophy of reproductive organs, impotence, reduced fertility, stroke, hypertension, congestive heart failure, liver damage, depression

Provided courtesy of the University of Washington.
 

Treatment Programs
There is no available on-campus counseling. Locally, counseling and referral assistance to students and employees who are troubled by alcohol or substance abuse problems is provided by North Central Missouri Mental Health Center and Preferred Family Healthcare. Staff and faculty who are experiencing symptoms associated with their own or someone else’s alcohol or drug use are encouraged to seek help. NCMC employees may also seek assistance through the NCMC EAP program through Blue Cross/Blue Shield.


Alcohol and Drug Abuse Information and Programs
The College assists in drug education and prevention programs to reduce the abuse and illegal use of alcohol and other drugs. First-time violators of the College’s substance abuse policies are required to attend a substance abuse education class as part of the disciplinary process. Specific information is addressed in the Alcohol and Drug Biennial Review, available on the Student Consumer Information page at:
http://www.ncmissouri.edu/about/Documents/biennial_review.pdf or located in the Dean of Student Services Office. The College also provides education through dissemination of information materials, educational programs, counseling referrals and college disciplinary actions.

 

Alcohol and Other Drugs Biennial Review
NCMC compiles a Biennial Review of the College alcohol and drug policy and initiatives.  The Biennial Review includes: foundational belief, a review of policy, annual notification, goals, statistical reporting elements, enforcement/sanction consistency, AOD campus efforts, measured effectiveness of the policy and programs through a SWOT analysis, and identified improvements that can be made.  It can be found at:
http://www.ncmissouri.edu/about/Documents/biennial_review.pdf