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Drugs/Alcohol Policy

Jefferson College intends to provide a drug free, healthful, and safe educational environment for students and other members of the College community.

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or alcohol on Jefferson College owned or controlled property, or at any College sponsored activity, is expressly prohibited by the Student Conduct Code.  Violation of this policy by students will result in disciplinary action including suspension or dismissal.  In addition to College disciplinary actions, violators of this policy are also subject to civil prosecution where the offense is prohibited by state.  Statutes of the State of Missouri and federal or local municipal and county governments shall take precedence over any actions taken by Jefferson College.

Student violations of this policy are to be referred to the Vice President of Student Services or another appropriate College official for disciplinary action, and / or legal prosecution.  College disciplinary actions may be accompanied by a requirement of satisfactory attendance in a drug / alcohol abuse assistance or rehabilitation program as a condition of future attendance at the College.

Jefferson College recognizes drug/alcohol dependency to be an illness presenting major health problems ranging from temporary disorientation to permanent organ damage or death.

Students needing assistance in dealing with drug/alcohol dependency are encouraged to make contact with College staff who will provide confidential assistance, information, or appropriate resources in the area.

Jefferson College will inform students and employees of the College Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy on an annual basis and provide information on community resources available to assist individuals deal with drug/alcohol related problems.  Additionally, the College will make drug/alcohol abuse information and educational information available to members of the College community on an ongoing basis and will review its Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy and prevention efforts biennially.

Alcoholics Anonymous St. Louis Central Service Office
2683 S. Big Bend
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 647-3677

COMPAS - Formally COMTREA (Community Treatment, Inc.) 
227 Main St.
Festus, MO 63028
(636) 931-2700

Mercy Hospital Jefferson 
Hwy 61 South (PO Box 350)
Crystal City, MO 63019
(636) 933-1000 or 888-931-JRMC (5762)

Provident, Inc.
2650 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Crisis Services Hotline: (314) 647-HELP (4357) or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Administrative Office: (314) 371-6500
Counseling Appointments: (314) 533-8200 or 1-800-782-1008

St. Anthony's Medical Center - Hyland Behavioral Health Services
10010 Kennerly Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63128
(314) 525-7275 or 1-800-554-9550

Start Your Recovery
Reliable substance abuse information and support. Visit the website to hear stories from people who have dealt with addiction.

Jefferson College prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs and alcohol by students and employees on its property or as any part of its institutional activities.  Health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol and other drugs range from temporary disorientation to permanent organ damage or death.  The College will impose sanctions on students and employees up to and including expulsion from College or termination of employment, and referral for prosecution for violations of the College standards of conduct.  Legal sanctions under local, state and federal law for unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol extend up to seven (7) years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine for a Class A Felony.

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