Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program

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Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program


The following policies were developed in accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act.


Standards of Conduct


It is the policy of West Shore Community College that the sale, distribution, use, possession of, or being under the influence of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs on campus and at off-campus, college sponsored activities is prohibited (see Campus Standards in the online Catalog).


Legal Sanctions


Students who use alcoholic beverages or controlled substances on college property face disciplinary action which could result in suspension or dismissal and prosecution under the law. Any person who illegally sells, provides, transports, possesses, or consumes alcoholic beverages or controlled substances on college property or at any off-campus, college sponsored activity may face immediate arrest and prosecution under applicable federal, state, and local laws. Penalties under these laws may include fines, imprisonment, or both.  A listing of federal and Michigan penalties is available in the Student Services Office.


Health Risks


Use of alcohol and/or drugs can result in illness, injury, or death. A chart identifying the uses and effects of controlled substances is available in the Student Services Office.


Disciplinary Sanctions


Students and employees who illegally use alcoholic beverages or controlled substances on college property face disciplinary action, which could result in suspension or dismissal and prosecution under the law. Refer to Campus Standards.


Counseling and Treatment Programs


 

Catholic Human Services

Briny Building, 50 Filer Street, Suite 210

Manistee, MI 49660

(231) 723-6321

 

Catholic Social Services

5816 W. US 10

Ludington, MI 49431

231-843-4899

or

11 Washington

Hart, MI 49420

231-873-0250

 

Choices West Counseling Services

49 N. Hart Street

Hart, MI 49420

231-873-1443

 

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services

1-800-662-HELP

7 days a week, 24 hours a day

 

National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence

1-800-622-2255

7 days a week, 24 hours a day

Students and employees engaged in substance abuse counseling or a prescribed program are not exempt from college policies, procedures, and rules. A listing of substance abuse and treatment programs in Michigan is available at www.michigan.gov/mdch.

Our campus counselor is available to meet with students and provide referrals to substance abuse programs.  Below are the counseling hours and contact information: 

HOURS:

  • Tuesday: 12pm-4pm

  • Wednesday: 11am-2pm

  • Thursday: 10am-1pm

To make an appointment please call me at 843-5561 or email me at djacob-johnson@westshore.edu

You can also call Student Services to schedule an appointment 843-5510

 

Counseling is a free service for all West Shore students Some reasons why you may want to speak to the Counselor:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Relationship Issues

  • Difficulty Focusing

  • Sleep Problems

  • Suicidal Thoughts

On-line self-assessments can be found at http://psychcentral.com/ for mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.