Randolph Community College (RCC) is committed to providing its employees and students with a safe and healthy working and learning environment. This program is designed to educate, provide awareness, and offer available resources to those who feel drugs or alcohol are affecting their lives.
Several health risks are associated with the use of illegal substances and alcohol. Some of the major risks include:
- Alcohol: physical and psychological dependence, automobile accidents due to impaired ability and judgment, damage to the development of unborn children, and deterioration of vital organs such as the liver and brain.
- Amphetamines (Speed, uppers, etc.): physical and psychological dependence, elevated blood pressure, loss or coordination, stroke, high fever, and heart failure.
- Cocaine: physical and psychological dependence, sudden cardiac arrest, respiratory failure, severe depression, and paranoia.
- Hallucinogens (PCP, Angel Dust, LSD, acid, etc.): physical and psychological dependence, decreased muscular coordination, hallucinations, incoherent speech, loss of memory, severe depression or anxiety, and violent episodes.
- Marijuana: physical and psychological dependence, paranoia, impaired short-term memory and comprehension, damage to the lungs and pulmonary system, and increased risk of lung cancer.
- Narcotics (heroine, codeine, morphine, etc.): physical and psychological dependence, nausea, convulsions, coma, premature or addicted infants, and increased risk of hepatitis or AIDS from contaminated syringes
These health risks and other important information may be found in the RCC Campus Safety and Security report.
Additional information may be found in the Drugs & Alcohol Usage Policy.