Substance Abuse. RULES OF THE ROAD. Substance Abuse. THE FACTS HOW IT CAN INFLUENCE OTHER BEHAVIORS WHEN IS IT A PROBLEM AND WHERE TO GET HELP IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE !. Substance Abuse. STATISTICS Alcohol is the most widely abused drug with about 1 out of 12 Americans abusing alcohol
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IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE!
JURY IS IN--THE DEBATE IS OVER: ALCOHOL ABUSE IS HAZARDOUS
Cadets may receive dismissal from the college for the following offenses:
-alcohol use or possession on-campus, second offense
-alcohol use off-campus that discredits The Citadel
-alcohol use or possession by a minor off-campus
-open alcohol container off- or on-campus
-alcohol related disturbance
--Cadets may receive demerits, tours, a mandated alcohol abuse evaluation at the Counseling Center, and a company transfer for:
-alcohol use or possession by a minor on-campus
-three or more Alcohol I offenses during cadet career
-- MANDATORY CONDUCT REVIEW BOARD
-Illegal use, sale, possession or solicitation of drugs or drug paraphernalia including synthetic drugs such as K2, Spice, as well as other hallucinogenic substances, such as Salvia divinorum, which cause a loss of control or inebriation = Expulsion
-Toleration of drug use = Expulsion
-Bartering, trading, giving, soliciting or receiving prescription drugs with or from another cadet = Expulsion
-PUTTING AWAY 5 DRINKS IN ONE SITTING (4 for a women)
-Impairs academic performance– decreased cognitive skills
-Impairs athletic performance– decreased motor skills
-Can lead to alcohol poisoning- 300 college students die each year of alcohol poisoning
-25% of sons of alcoholics become alcoholics themselves in the future
-5% of daughters of alcoholics become alcoholics themselves in the future
--Narcotics: Oxycotin, Vicodin, Percocet, etc.
--Depressants: Valium, Xanax, etc.
--Stimulants: Dexedrine, Ritalin, Adderall
Recovery is a life-long process because the changes in the body chemistry make the individual forever susceptible to relapse
-Goals of treatment for may include learning risk management strategies and making more informed decisions, rather than abstinence
-Focus may be on protecting people, both the cadet and others, from harm that results from alcohol misuse
-Voluntary “treatment” at the Counseling Center is confidential– ask for help before you get in trouble with discipline system