WOODLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

DRUG & ALCOHOL ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM

Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace and College Premises

1.1 The following program has been adopted to implement YCCD Board Policy 3550/3560 adopted on 12/3/2019. (Reference: Board Document 3550/3560):

The Student Code of Conduct, supported by Education Code Section 60041, prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and/or alcohol by students on its property or as part of any college sponsored activities.

Information regarding applicable legal sanctions under local, State, and Federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and/or alcohol is available to all students through the District Police Department.

Educational materials regarding the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol are made available to all students through the District Counseling Services.  Information regarding resources for drug or alcohol counseling and treatment are also available through the District Counseling Services.

The Chief Student Services Officer of the college/campus will keep records of all disciplinary actions and evaluate the consistency of all enforcement.

Reference: Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment, 1989; Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act, 1988

1.2 The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in all facilities under the control and use of the District. Any student or employee who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action by the college and/or local, state, or federal law. Disciplinary actions may include referral to an appropriate rehabilitation program, suspension, demotion, expulsion or dismissal. The Superintendent/President shall assure that the District distributes annually to each student and employee the information required by the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 and complies with other requirements of the Act. (Board Document 3550/3560)

1.3 Woodland Community College is committed to preventing drug/alcohol abuse on any YCCD campus and in adherence to state and federal laws. Please read below the causes or damages that substance abuse can cause.

Use or misuse of controlled substances can lead to overdose, sudden death, liver disease, psychological disorders, and brain damage. Long-term alcohol abuse can cause ulcers, gastritis, pancreatitis, liver disease, cancer, loss of coordination, heart disease, stroke, emotional distress, sexual dysfunction, and other health problems. Occasional misuse may cause:

  • Impaired learning ability due to drowsiness, memory loss, and indifference to academic achievement
  • Impaired judgment leading to physical accidents, unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, violent behavior, and financial problems
  • Any drug used intravenously can spread AIDS or hepatitis

1.4 Resources

Prevention

Woodland Campus

Tobacco Prevention Coalition:
Phone: (530) 666-8232 or for Youth (530) 666-8616 Web: https://www.yolocounty.orgDrug Abuse Prevention through 211 Yolo County:
Phone: 211 Web: https://www.211yolocounty.com/

Behavioral Health Substance Abuse Education Agency:
Phone: (530) 405-2815

Drug Abuse Support Materials:
Phone: (301) 443-1124  Web: https://www.drugabuse.gov/

California Department of Education, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention
Web: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/at/preventionresguide.asp

Lake Campus

Lake County Alcohol and Other Drug Service
Phone: (707) 994-6494 Web: https://www.addicted.org/directory/category/lake-county.html

Drug Abuse Support Materials:
Phone: (301) 443-1124  Web: https://www.drugabuse.gov/

California Department of Education, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention
Web: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/at/preventionresguide.asp

Colusa Campus

Substance Abuse ServicesPhone: (530) 458-0520 Web: https://www.countyofcolusa.org/index.aspx?NID=326

Drug Abuse Support Materials:
Phone: (301) 443-1124  Web: https://www.drugabuse.gov/

California Department of Education, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention
Web: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/at/preventionresguide.asp

 

On Campus

WCC Health and Wellness Center located in Building 700
Phone: (530) 661-7758, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9am-5pm

WCC Counseling located in Building 700
Phone: (530) 661-5703, Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm, Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

WCC Lake County Campus
Phone: (707) 995-7901, Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm, Friday 8:30am-3:00pm

Off Campus

Al-Anon Family Groups: (530) 376-0159

Central California Fellowship of AA: (916) 454-110

Yolo County Mental Health Services: (530) 666-8630

Narcotics Anonymous: (800) 600-4673

County of Yolo-Health and Human Services Agency: (530) 666-8645

Mental Health Crisis & Access Line: (888) 965-6641/TDD (800) 735-2929 (Toll Free, 24 Hours, 7 Days a week)

Behavioral Health Access & Crisis Lane: (888) 965-6647

1.5 Legal Sanctions

The Yuba Community College District Code of Conduct prohibits the use, sale, or possession on campus of, or presence on campus under the influence of, any controlled substance. Controlled substances include cocaine, marijuana, LSD, heroin, methadone, mescaline, peyote, and methaqualone, among others.

If you abuse drugs or alcohol on campus, or appear on campus or at a college-sponsored function under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you can be suspended, expelled, and/or criminally prosecuted. The penalties for the more common offenses are:

  • Possession or use of alcohol: year in jail and/or fine
  • Possession of marijuana: criminal citation and fine
  • Possession of cocaine: imprisonment in a state prison
  • Sales of any illegal drug: imprisonment in a state prison
  • Possession or use of alcohol by a minor: one year in jail and/or fine
  • If you are a student employee, you may be terminated
  • You are required to report any convictions within five days of the occurrence
  • You will be ineligible for financial aid

(Board Document 3550)

2.0 Implementation:

2.1 The District will notify students and employees that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of illicit drugs and alcohol is prohibited in the workplace and college premises. The notice will include the actions that will be taken for violation of such prohibitions.

2.2 A drug and alcohol awareness program will be established to inform students and employees about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse and the District’s policy of maintaining drug and alcohol-free workplace and college premises. Information will be provided regarding drug and alcohol counseling and rehabilitation programs and the penalties that may be imposed upon students and employees for violations occurring in the workplace and colleges.

2.3 Each employee will be given a copy of the policy statement annually regarding the drug and alcohol-free workplace and college premises.

2.3.1 Employees will be notified that, as a condition of employment under any federal or state contract/grant to the District, the employee will abide by the terms of the policy. The employee shall notify the District of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five days after such conviction.

2.3.2 Within ten (10) days after receiving notice from an employee or otherwise receiving actual notice of conviction, the District will notify the contracting agency in accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act.

2.3.3 Within thirty (30) days of receiving notice with respect to any employee who is convicted, the District will take appropriate personnel action against such employee, which may include termination; or require such employee to participate satisfactorily in a drug or alcohol abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved for such purposes by a Federal, State, or local health, law enforcement, or other appropriate agency.

2.4 Each student will be given a copy of the policy statement annually regarding the drug and alcohol-free workplace and college premises. Violation of this policy by students shall result in disciplinary sanctions up to and including expulsion, and may include the completion of an appropriate rehabilitation program.

2.5 In addition to disciplinary sanctions, violators may be prosecuted under applicable state or federal law.

2.6 Students and employees will be informed of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol, and will be advised of the availability of drug or alcohol counseling, treatment or rehabilitation programs.

3.0 Review Process

3.1 A biennial review process will be led by the Woodland Community College Chief Student Services Officer in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. The review will also be conducted in collaboration with the college’s health care provider and Yuba Community College District Office.

4.0 Smoking Policy

YCCD Board Policy 3570 Smoking and Use of Tobacco Products: smoking, vaping, and the use of tobacco is prohibited on all district/college property. Smoking is defined as inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted or heated cigar, cigarette, pipe, or any other lighted or heated tobacco or other product intended for inhalation, in any matter or in any form. Smoking also includes the use of e-cigarettes. An e-cigarette is any oral device that provides a vapor of nicotine or any other substance for inhalation. E-cigarettes do not include products approved by the United States Department of Food and Drug Administration for medical treatment.

For individuals interested in quitting smoking or smokeless tobacco use please call the California Smokers’ Helpline at 1 (800) NO-BUTTS or visit: www.nobutts.org.