The annual distribution in writing to each employee, and to each student who is taking one or more classes for any type of academic credit except for continuing education units, regardless of the length of the student’s program of study, of
Student means anyone taking one or more classes for any type of academic credit except for continuing education units, regardless of the length of the student’s program of study at Johnson College.
IN SUPPORT OF THE POLICY ON DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE PREVENTION, JOHNSON COLLEGE –
|Alcohol||Toxic Psychosis, Neurologic and Liver Damage, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome|
|Marijuana||Bronchitis, Conjunctivitis, Possible Birth Defects|
|Amphetamines||Loss of Appetite, Delusions, Hallucinations, Toxic Psychosis|
|Non-Prescription Stimulants||Hypertension, Stroke, Heart Problems|
|Cocaine||Loss of Appetite, Depression, Convulsions, Nasal Passage Injury, Heart Attack, Stroke, Seizure|
|Cocaine Free Base||Weight Loss, Depression, Hypertension, Hallucinations, Psychosis, Chronic Cough|
|Barbiturates||Severe Withdrawal Symptoms, Possible Convulsions, Toxic Psychosis|
|Heroin||Addiction, Constipation, Loss of Appetite|
|Analogs of Synthetic Narcotics||Addiction, MPTP Induced, Parkinsonism|
|Addiction, Constipation, Loss of Appetite|
|Inhalants||Impaired Perception, Coordination, Judgment Toxicity from Solvent, Impurities|
|Nitrous Oxide||Kidney or Liver Damage, Peripheral Neuropathy, Spontaneous Abortion|
|LSD||May Intensify Existing Psychosis, Panic Reactions|
|Mescaline||Milder than LSD|
|MDA, MDE, MDMA, MMDA||Neurotoxic|
|Psilocybin||Milder than LSD|
|PCP||Psychotic Behavior, Violent Acts, Psychosis|
|Tobacco||Loss of Appetite, Addictive, Lung Cancer, Effects on Fetus|
|Substance*||Physical Signs of Use/Associated Paraphernalia**||Behavioral Signs of Use**|
|Anabolic Steroids||Enlargement of muscle masses, weight gain, fluid retention, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, increased plasma lipids, shrunken testes, liver disease, stroke, heart attack, death. Needles, syringes.||Stimulation, aggressive behavior, increased energy.|
|Cannabis, Marijuana, Hashish, (pot, dope, reefer, sinsemilla)||Bloodshot eyes, persistent cough or respiratory infection, increased appetite, strong odor of burning rope or plant material. Rolling papers, pipes, “roach clips”, water pipes. Eye drops for clearing up bloodshot eyes.||Impaired concentration and short-term memory, inappropriate or hash oil uncontrollable laughter, apathy, sleepiness despite adequate rest.|
Amphetamines (speed, white cross, black beauties)
|Dilated pupils, rapid breathing, decrease in appetite, weight loss, excessive talking, insomnia, hyperactivity.||Inexplicable mood swings (elation to depression), nervousness, auditory hallucinations and paranoid thinking after heavy use.|
|Cocaine (coke, toot, blow, nose, crack)||Nasal irritation, running or bleeding nose, dilated pupils, rapid respiration, hyperactivity. Razor blades, small mirrors, straws, screens for pulverizing cocaine crystals.||Rapid mood swings (elation to depression and back to elation within one hour), lack of money due to high cost of drug.|
|Slurred speech, lack of coordination, shallow breathing, alcohol-like intoxication.||“Drunken” behavior, possibly including aggressiveness and belligerence, frequent auto accidents or other physical mishaps.|
Opiates and other prescription pain-killers, heroin, dilaudid, percodan
|Pinpoint pupils, shallow and slow breathing, sleepiness. Needles, syringes and eye droppers if drug is administered by injection.||Euphoria, dreamy behavior.|
|Hallucinogens: LSD and related substantances (acid, blotter, window pane, microdot)||Dilated pupils, small squares of plastic or paper with imprinted designs, tattoos, small colored tablets.||Hallucinations, confusion, disorientation, panic reactions, inappropriate laughing or crying.|
|Phenncyclidine (PCP) (angel dust)||Increased blood pressure, lack of coordination, loss of sensitivity to pain, imprecise eye movements.||Withdrawal, confusion, disorientation, bizarre behavior, aggressiveness, hyperactivity alternating with stupor.|
|Inhalants: Airplane model glue, toluene, gasoline and other petroleum products, deodorants and other aerosols, typewriter fluid||Nasal irritation, rapid or erratic pulse, lack of coordination, headache. Rags saturated with substance in question, plastic bags, possession of containers of solvents for no apparent reason.||Confusion, “drunken” behavior, hallucinations, aggressiveness, hyperactivity.|
*Many substances listed are available only in adulterated form through illegal channels. Up to 70% of drugs used by substance abusers are misrepresented in some way. Example: drugs sold as “speed” are represented as amphetamines, but often contain caffeine, phenylpropanolamine (PPA) or ephedrine.
**Although these symptoms may be indicative of drug use, many of the physical and behavioral signs can be associated with physical or mental illness, adolescence or the aging process. Be careful and thoroughly in investigating drug abuse. Get professional help.
Forfeiture of personal and real property used to possess or to facilitate possession of a controlled substance if that offense is punishable by more than 1 year imprisonment.
Forfeiture of vehicles, boats, aircraft or any other conveyance used to transport or conceal a controlled substance.
Denial of Federal benefits, such as student loans, grants, contracts, and professional and commercial licenses, up to 1 year for first offense, up to 5 years for second and subsequent offenses.
Ineligible to receive or purchase a firearm.
Revocation of certain Federal licenses and benefits, e.g., pilot license, housing tenancy, etc.
All persons while in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are subject to the Pennsylvania Liquor and Penal Codes. They are as follows:
|Misrepresentation of age to secure any alcohol, liquor, malt, or brewed beverage||Fine not to exceed $500 and suspension of operating license|
|Individual less than twenty-one years of age who purchases, consumes, possesses, or transports any alcohol, liquor, malt, or brewed beverage.||Fine not to exceed $500 and suspension of operating license|
|Misrepresenting to liquor dealers or others that another party who is a minor is of age.||Fine not less than $300|
|Inducement of minors to buy alcohol, liquor, malt, or brewed beverages.||Fine not less than $300|
|Selling or furnishing alcohol, liquor, malt, or brewed beverages to minors.||First violation fine not less than $1,000, subsequent violation fine not less than $2,500|
|Carrying a false ID card.||First offense is a summary offense and results in restriction of operating privileges; subsequent offense results in restriction of operating privileges and fine of $300|
|The law provides for the restriction of operating privileges (loss of driver’s license). This penalty is applied in an escalating manner in each subsequent offense as outlined here.|
Loss of operating privileges for a period of 90 days from the date of suspension.
Loss of operating privileges for a period of one year from the date of suspension.
THIRD AND SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE
Loss of operating privileges for a period of two years from the date of suspension.
Nondrivers shall be unable to secure an operator’s license for the time periods related to the number of offenses.
Denial is one of the primary symptoms of alcoholism, making the individual and oftentimes the family incapable of recognizing the problem and seeking appropriate treatment. Ignorance is another important factor. Alcoholism is one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed diseases. How do we recognize alcoholism, particularly in its early stages? One of the most useful definitions of alcoholism is: If drinking is creating problems, it is one.
Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease with predictable, identifiable symptoms which, if not treated, can be fatal. Here is a list of some primary symptoms of alcoholism, placed in the order in which they generally occur. One need not be experiencing all of these symptoms or in the order listed to be suffering from alcoholism.
|Increase in Tolerance||Being able to out-drink your peers is not something to be proud of, but to be concerned about.|
|Preoccupation||Looking forward to drinking after work or on the weekend. Planning your social activities around alcohol.|
|Blackouts||Occasional memory lapses while drinking or an alcohol-induced state of amnesia.|
|Sneaking Drinks, Gulping Drinks|
|Loss of Control||Unplanned drinking episodes or inability to realistically predict what will happen once you take the first drink.|
|Alibis||Having to explain why you drank or make excuses for your drinking.|
|Change in Drinking Patterns and Attempts to Control Promises and Resolutions Repeatedly Fail Family Problems, Financial Problems|
|Going on the Wagon||Some people quit drinking for a period of time in an attempt to control their drinking or prove to themselves that they are not physically addicted to alcohol, failing to realize that one need not drink every day in order to have a drinking problem.|
|Geographic Escape||Changing jobs, moving to a different city or state to get a “new start.”|
|Impaired Thinking, Loss of Job, Decrease in Tolerance, Drinking in the Morning|
|Physical Deterioration||Liver, heart, stomach, brain damage.|
|Abandonment||“I don’t care.”|
Clear Brook Inc.
1100 East Northampton Street
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Drug & Alcohol Treatment Service
9 N. Main
Carbondale, PA 18407
Drug & Alcohol Treatment Service
116 N. Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
Community Intervention Center
Lackawanna County Commission
Drug & Alcohol Abuse
Marworth Alcoholism Treatment Center
Waverly, PA 18471
Al-Anon (Family Members)
Drug & Alcohol Hotline
Johnson College provides discrete on-site counseling services only for students. The Counseling Center also has an extensive community referral resource network.
Contact Student Services for details.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
PA Dept of Health – Drug and Alcohol Agencies
Alcoholics Anonymous online
AA Northeastern PA
Treatment Centers Directory
Behavioral Health Treatment Facility Locator
DVD VIDEO Addiction: New Knowledge, New Treatments. New Hope.
HBO Documentary, 2007
DVD VIDEO The Eyes of Nye: Addiction
Elk Grove Village, IL, Disney Educational Productions, 2005
VIDEO Educational Video Network, Binge Drinking, www.edvidnet.com
00719 Huntsville, TX, 1999
VIDEO Martin, Father Joseph C. Chalk Talk on Alcohol – Revised, Aberdeen,
Kelly Productions, Inc., 1972*
VIDEO Martin, Father Joseph C. Feelings, Aberdeen, MD
00362 Kelly Productions, Inc., 19__
VIDEO Martin, Father Joseph C. Detachment, Aberdeen, MD
00363 Kelly Productions, Inc., 19__
VIDEO Martin, Father Joseph C. Enabling, Aberdeen, MD
00364 Kelly Productions, Inc., 19__
VIDEO Martin, Father Joseph C. Parents – Silence Condones, Aberdeen, MD
00365 Kelly Productions, Inc., 19__
VIDEO Martin, Father Joseph C. Am I My Brother’s Keeper?, Aberdeen, MD
00366 Kelly Productions, Inc., 19__
VIDEO Martin, Father Joseph C. Recovery & the Family, Aberdeen, MD
00367 Kelly Productions, Inc., 19__
VIDEO Martin, Father Joseph C. Prevention, Aberdeen, MD
00368 Kelly Productions, Inc., 19__
VIDEO Martin, Father Joseph C. Recovery & Forgiveness, Aberdeen, MD
00369 Kelly Productions, Inc., 19__
VIDEO Martin, Father Joseph C. Students, Your Choice, Aberdeen, MD
00370 Kelly Productions, Inc., 19__
VIDEO Martin, Father Joseph C. Back to the Basics, Aberdeen, MD
00371 Kelly Productions, Inc., 19__
VIDEO Martin, Father Joseph C. One Day at a Time, Aberdeen, MD
00372 Kelly Productions, Inc., 19__
Johnson College promotes a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all students, staff, and visitors that is free of discrimination. Johnson College does not discriminate against an individual’s age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation, or any other legally protected class in admission, treatment, access to, or employment in its programs or activities. For questions or concerns regarding Title IX, please contact the Senior Director of Organizational Development. For questions or concerns regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, please contact the Counselor/Manager of Disability Services.