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VMI Annual Employee & Cadet Training 2013. Alcohol and Other Drugs. The annual distribution of the following information is required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act.

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Alcohol and other drugs

VMI Annual Employee & Cadet Training 2013

Alcohol and Other Drugs

  • The annual distribution of the following information is required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act.

  • The VMI Institute Alcohol and Other Drug Committee would like to stress the importance of your knowledge regarding alcohol and drug related policies, health risks associated with use, and your local resources. Your increased awareness will equip you to make informed decisions to avoid negative consequences that may result in undesired career and personal implications.


Instructions

INSTRUCTIONS

  • For your convenience there are links attached to this presentation. By clicking the links you can review the information provided therein as well as gain additional insight into policy and procedures regarding Alcohol and Other Drugs at VMI.

  • Please be aware that there will be a Post-Test at the end of this training. Taking notes and utilizing the links is advised for thorough comprehension of material.


Alcohol and other drugs

  • VMI adheres to a zero tolerance policy regarding illegal drug use and inappropriate use of prescription drugs.

  • Even if a cadet is 21 years of age or older, alcohol may not be stored, distributed, or consumed anywhere on Post.

  • The Commonwealth of Virginia laws regarding drug and alcoholuse apply to Cadets.

  • Tobacco may only be used in authorized locations.

  • The Blue Book applies to cadets during the entire cadetship, not solely when classes are in session.

  • Did

  • You

  • Know…


Alcohol and other drugs

THE BLUE BOOK

& VMI Corps of Cadets

The Blue Book provides details about these rules and includes the penalties you will receive if you are in violation.

Please click:

Blue Book Chapter 22 - Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco

to read the full chapter.


Alcohol and other drugs

General Order No. 2

  • VMI is Commonwealth of Virginia property and is subject to its law concerning consumption of alcohol and controlled substances.

  • VMI employees shall not consume alcohol while on duty, during work hours, and/or while in the workplace, including while on meal breaks. The workplace consists of any state owned or leased property or any site where state employees are performing official duties.Employees may not be impaired by or under the influence of alcohol while working.

  • Alcohol consumption on Post, regardless of age, is not allowed. Exceptions for special events for non-cadet guests must be approved by the Superintendent.

Employees, Cadets,

& Visitors

For more information, please click the following link: General Order Number 2


Alcohol and other drugs

General Order No. 2 (cont’d)

  • Any permits for events Off-Post that involve any combination of cadets, faculty/staff, and the use of alcohol must be approved by the Superintendent through the Chief of Staff.

  • The possession or consumption of controlled substances On-Post or during any VMI sanctioned activity by anyone is strictly prohibited. Employees may not participate in the unlawful use of controlled substances and may not be impaired by controlled substances while working.

  • VMI will impose sanctions on cadets and employees, consistent with local, state, and federal law, up to and including dismissal or termination of employment.

Employees, Cadets,

& Visitors

For more information, please click the following link: General Order Number 2


Alcohol and other drugs

Any activity involving controlled substances or drug paraphernalia is strictly prohibited.

VMI’s drug testing program allows the Institute to randomly test members of the Corps of Cadets periodically for the presence of illegal drugs and other controlled substances. Agreeing to participate in this program is a condition of matriculation at Virginia Military Institute, and submitting to testing when required under this program is a condition for remaining a VMI cadet.

The Commandant may direct members of the Corps of Cadets to be tested when a reasonable suspicion of drug use exists.

General Order No. 53

  • Drug Testing Policy

For more information, please click the following link: General Order Number 53


Alcohol and other drugs

Substance Use and Abuse:

Health Risks

1 in 4 deaths is attributable to alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use.

-The National Institute on Drug Abuse,

US Dept of Health and Human Services


Alcohol and other drugs

Substance Abuse in Focus

Source- US National Library of Medicine; National Institute On Drug Abuse; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration


Alcohol and other drugs

Medical Consequences of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Neurological

HIV, Hepatitis & Other Infectious Diseases

Mental Health

Cancer

Cardiovascular

Respiratory

Hormonal

Liver

Musculoskeletal

Kidney

Other Health Effects

Gastrointestinal

Mortality

Prenatal


Alcohol and other drugs

Education

&

Support Resources

Might you or someone you know have a substance abuse problem?

(If so, feel free to check the below links)

Click, Free Online Screening , for a short, anonymous screening tool to learn more about your relationship with alcohol and other drugs.

Click, Rethinking Drinking, to learn more about your relationship with alcohol.


Local support and treatment resources

Local Support and Treatment Resources

Services Available for Cadets

  • Cadet Counseling (540.464.7667) http://www.vmi.edu/counseling

    • Free and Confidential Substance Abuse Assessments

    • Individual Counseling and Referrals for off- Post Treatment Providers

  • Rockbridge Area Community Services (540.463.3141) http://www.racsb.org/

    • Serves both uninsured (sliding scale fees) and insured

    • Outpatient Treatment and Referrals for Detox/Inpatient Treatment

  • AA/NA

    http://aa.org/

    http://www.na.org/

Information can also be obtained by referring to the Web or phone book.


Local support and treatment resources cont d

Local Support and Treatment Resources (cont’d)

Services for Employees

  • Anthem Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Anthem EAP ProgramReferrals and Information Regarding Free Sessions for You and/or Family Member(s)

  • Rockbridge Area Community Services

    (540-463-3141) http://www.racsb.org/

    • Serves both uninsured (sliding scale fees) and insured

    • Outpatient Treatment and Referrals for Detox/Inpatient Treatment

  • AA/NA

    http://aa.org/

    http://www.na.org/

Information can also be obtained by referring to the Web or phone book.


Alcohol and other drugs

ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG - POST-TEST

  • 1.) The Commonwealth of Virginia’s policy 1.05 on alcohol and other drugs states that which of the following acts by employees is /are prohibited:

  • Consumption of alcohol during duty hours

  • Use of unlawful controlled substances

  • Use of prescription drugs and/or medication

  • Manufacturing, distributing, dispensing or possessing illegal drugs in the workplace

  • A,B and D

    2.)VMI can impose which of the following sanctions on employees for violating the Alcohol and Controlled Substance Policy (General Order #2):

  • Dismissal/termination

  • Jail time

  • Referral for prosecution

  • Required satisfactory participation in an appropriate rehabilitation program

  • A,C and D

  • 3.) Alcohol may be permitted on- Post during:

  • Certain events hosted by VMI agencies and those associated with VMI where there is no cadet involvement, or where cadets are present as dinner guests, ushers, or escorts but are not served alcohol.

  • Events which are governed by the Alumni Association’s policy and practice which limit the provisions and consumption of alcohol to the interior, porches and balconies of Moody Hall.

  • Events hosted by members of the VMI community living on the Post .

  • Any event approved by the Superintendent through the Chief of Staff.

  • All the above.


Alcohol and other drugs

4.)A misdemeanor conviction with the punishment of “confinement in jail up to 12 months, a fine of up to $2,500, either or both” applies to:

  • A 21 year old cadet drinking at a bar in town.

  • Any cadet caught with alcohol on post

  • Any person purchasing or possessing alcohol in Virginia under the age of 21

  • Any person selling alcohol to someone in Virginia under the age of 21

  • B and C

  • C and D

    5.) Who has the ability to approve a permit for an off-Post event involving a combination of cadets, faculty, staff and alumni, and alcohol is being served:

  • Commandant

  • Superintendent

  • Athletic director (if sports related)

  • Chaplain

    6.) Having any container with traces of alcohol is considered possession:

  • True

  • False

    7.) Possessing or consuming alcohol on-Post, or conduct unbecoming of a cadet as a consequence of drinking alcohol- whether on or off- Post, results in a minimum of:

  • 15 demerits, 4 months of confinement, and 60 penalty tours

  • Suspension from VMI

  • Mandatory alcohol assessment

  • Conduct probation

  • Academic probation

  • A,C and D

  • All of the above


Alcohol and other drugs

8.) Cadet use, possession, or distribution of unauthorized drugs will result in a dismissal from VMI:

  • True

  • False

  • 9.) Cadets may not possess, distribute, or use any substance designed/synthesized to imitate the effects of prohibited illicit drugs at VMI such as Spice or K2:

  • True

  • False

    10.)Drug testing at VMI may be:

  • Unannounced/ Random

  • Based on reasonable suspicion of use

  • Accomplished using blood, urine or hair follicle

  • Reason for dismissal if refused

  • All of the above

  • 11. ) Cadets must keep all prescription drugs in a lock box:

  • True

  • False

  • 12.) Cadets and Employees can receive confidential consultation, substance abuse assessments, and referral information through Cadet Counseling.

  • True

  • False


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