Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
Delta Technical College recognizes its responsibility to maintain an environment conducive to academic achievement and student professional development. Therefore, students, employees and all visitors are expected to behave responsibly as part of the academic community, including in regard to alcohol and controlled substance use.
Involvement and/or possession, distribution, use and/or sale of illegal drugs or alcohol on Delta Tech property will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employees or expulsion of students and referral for prosecution. Delta Tech does not currently offer any drug or alcohol abuse education programs. Delta Tech has established a Drug and Alcohol Free Awareness Program (DAFAP).
The DAFAP encompasses four phases:
Phase One: Warning of the Dangers of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Drug and alcohol use impairs memory, alertness and achievement. It erodes the capacity to perform, think and act responsibly. It may be grounds for termination of your enrollment with Delta Tech or other legal action. See Schedule A below for specific details on the uses and effects of alcohol.
Phase Two: Maintaining a Policy of a Drug and Alcohol Free Learning Environment
All students are hereby notified that the unlawful manufacturing, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of illicit drugs and alcohol is prohibited in Delta Tech’s learning environment. Any student or employee must notify Delta Tech of any criminal drug and alcohol statute conviction for a violation occurring in the learning environment no later than five days after conviction.
In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the institution’s “workplace” consists of the following locations or any teaching site, or any “offsite” location (field trips, luncheons, meetings, etc.) where the activities are any way related to Delta Tech.
6550 D. Interstate Boulevard
Horn Lake, MS 38637
Toll Free: (866) 733-6652
Horn Lake, MS Campus – Satellite Location/CDL Range
4711 East Holmes Road
Memphis, TN 38118
113 Marketridge Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Toll Free: (866) 733-6652
Ridgeland, MS Campus – Satellite Location/CDL Range
271 Walker Circle
Richland, MS 39218
Phase Three: Listing of the available Local Drug Counseling, Rehabilitation and Assistance Programs
Please refer to Schedule B below.
Phase Four: Results for being Non-compliant with the Terms of Delta Tech’s Drug-Free Workplace Statement
- The student would be required to actively participate in a drug or alcohol abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved by federal, state, local or other appropriate health agency.
- Community service with one of the above stated agencies.
- Termination of enrollment.
Schedule A: Alcohol Uses and Effects
Alcohol consumption causes a number of marked changes in behavior. Even low doses significantly impair the judgment and coordination required to drive a car safely, increasing the likelihood that the driver will be involved in an accident.
Low to moderate doses of alcohol cause marked impairments in higher mental functions, severely altering a person’s ability to learn and remember information. Very high doses cause respiratory depression and death. If combined with other depressants of the central nervous system, much lower doses of alcohol will produce the effects described.
Repeated use of alcohol can lead to dependence. Sudden ending of alcohol intake is likely to produce withdrawal symptoms, including severe anxiety, tremors, hallucinations and convulsions. Alcohol withdrawal can be life threatening. Long-term consumption of large quantities of alcohol, particularly when combined with poor nutrition, can also lead to permanent damage to vital organs such as the brain and the liver.
Mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy may give birth to infants with fetal alcohol syndrome. These infants have irreversible physical abnormalities and mental retardation. In addition, research indicates that children of alcoholic parents are at greater risk than other children of becoming alcoholics.
Schedule B: Drug Counseling, Rehabilitation and Assistance Programs
2200 Lake Victoria Drive
Springfield, IL 62703
TAP Resources Inc.
2390 W. Nebraska Ave.
Peoria, IL 61604
River Bend Christian Counseling
111 19th Ave.
Moline, IL 61265
Recovery Outreach Services, LLC
1925 E. Bennett, Suite L
Springfield, MO 65804
Parkwood Behavioral Health Systems
8135 Goodman Road
Olive Branch, MS 38654
St. Dominic Psychiatric Associates
969 Lakeland Drive
Jackson, MS 39216
Pine Grove Behavioral Health
214 Key Drive # 1200
Madison, MS 39110
Schedule C: Federal Penalties and Sanctions for Illegal Possession of a Controlled Substance
- First Conviction: not more than 1 year imprisonment and fined at least $1,000 or both.
- Second Conviction: not less than 15 days in prison, not to exceed 2 years and fined at least $2,500 but not more than $10,000, or both.
- Two or more prior convictions: not less than 90 days in prison, not to exceed 3 years and fined at least $5,000 but not more than $25,000, or both.