Drugs and alcohol
TYPES OF ALCOHOL
As currently defined in Chapter 18B of the General Statutes of North Carolina, "alcoholic beverage" means any beverage containing at least one-half of one percent (0.5%) alcohol by volume, including malt beverages, unfortified wine, spirituous liquor, and mixed beverages.
HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH ALCOHOL
Health risks, associated with abuse of alcohol, are wide ranging and varied depending on the specific substance involved and individual abuse pattern. These risks include but are not limited to psychologically and physically addictive; respiratory depression; depression of the immune system; increased risk of heart disease, cancer, accidents, hypertension; brain damage; damage to unborn fetus; impotence at high dosage levels; liver disease.
HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH DRUG USE
Health risks, associated with illegal drug use are wide ranging and varied depending on the specific substance and abuse pattern.
Drugs are psychologically are physically addictive and can impact the physiological health of the user and many detrimental ways.
A list of the health risks associated with different types of drugs are available in the Student Handbook and online.
NORTH CAROLINA LAWS: TO PURCHASE, OR ATTEMPT TO PURCHASE; TO SELL OR GIVE
Malt beverages, Unfortified wine, Fortified wine, Spirituous liquor, or Mixed Beverages to anyone under twenty-one (21) years old: Maximum Penalty: Imprisonment for a term not exceeding 120 days or a fine, or both, in the discretion of the court (misdemeanor); however, to possess, consume, attempt to purchase, or purchase by 19 or 20 year old is a Class 3 misdemeanor.
AIDER AND ABETTOR
- By any person who is under (21) years of age to purchase and who aids or abets anyone to attempt to purchase, or to possess, sell or give shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than sixty days and/or a fine up to one thousand dollars ($1,000).
- By any person over (21) years of age to purchase and who aids or abets another to attempt to purchase, or possess, sell or give shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 120 days and/or a fine determined by the court.
Additionally, some violations may result in possible driver's license revocation.
Counseling, Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Re-entry Programs
The Learning Support and Retention Office maintains a list of public and private treatment agencies, many of which are listed below. This list is subject to change. Students may contact College counselors for more information on these services.
Local Help Agencies:
Blue Ridge Counseling Services
Lifeline Counseling Center
*Life Span Psychological Services
*New Hope Counseling Center
Parkway Behavioral Health
Polk County Community Mental Health & Wellness Center
RHA Health Services, Inc.
Universal Mental Health Services
Western Highlands, LME
Woodridge Psychological Associates
*Located in Polk County
Alcohol/Drug Council of NC
National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Routing Service
Types of Drugs
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Heroin, LSD, Peyote, Mescaline, Psilocybin (Shrooms), Other Hallucinogens, Methaqualone (Quaaludes), Phencyclidine (PCP) and MDA, Fentanyl, Ecstasy, GH
Morphine, Demerol, Codeine, Percodan, Percocet, Fentanyl, Dilaudid, Secondal, Nembutal, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone Oxycodone, Doriden, and any other opium and opium extracts and narcotics
Certain barbiturates such as amobarbitol and codeine containing medicine such as Fiorinal #3, Tylenol #3, Empirin #3, and codeinebased cough suppressants such as Tussionex; Hydrocodone, and all anabolic steroids
Barbiturates, narcotics, and stimulants including Valium, Talwin, Librium, Equanil, Placidyl, Tranzene, Serax, Ionamin (yellow jackets), Xanax
Compounds that contain very limited amounts of codeine, opium, andatropine, Robitussin AC
Marijuana, THC, Hashish, Hash Oil, Tetrahydrocannabinol