RCC Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

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.

Health Risks

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.

Alcohol Screening

To complete a free, anonymous, alcohol screening, please visit AlcoholScreening.org.

Drug Screening

To complete a free, anonymous, drug screening, please visit DrugScreening.org.

The Medicine Abuse Project

The Medicine Abuse Project website includes information about prevention of prescription drug abuse, painkiller addiction, and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine abuse. It provides information about how to dispose of medicine and how to safeguard the medicine in your home, as well as lists medicine abuse facts and includes comprehensive information about the most abused prescription drugs. For more information, please visit medicineabuseproject.org.


Counselors are available to assist students at Randolph Community College with academic/educational, occupational, and career counseling. For personal counseling and crisis intervention, RCC students are referred to community agencies for professional mental health services. Counselors are normally available to assist students Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those in need of assistance are encouraged to call 336-633-0200 or visit the Welcome Center, located in the Student Services building on the Asheboro Campus. An appointment can also be made online by clicking here.

The following agencies can assist students with substance abuse problems:

OrganizationPhone #
Al-Anon 1-888-425-2666
Alcohol & Drug Services 336-633-7257
Alcoholics Anonymous 336-629-7167
Daymark Recovery Services 336-633-7000
Fellowship Hall 1-800-659-3381
High Point Regional Hospital 336-878-6888
Moses Cone Behavioral Health Center 336-832-9700
Narcotics Anonymous 1-866-875-9751
Sandhills Mental Health Center 1-800-256-2452
Therapeutic Alternatives, Inc. 1-800-277-3216

The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and Referral Hotline

Information and referral line that directs callers to treatment centers in the local community (1-800-662-HELP).

A list of campus and community resources, which includes some of the ones mentioned above, are available on the Campus and Community Resources page.

Policies - RCC

Under no conditions will illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages, or narcotics be permitted in or on the school premises. No one under the influence of illegal drugs, alcohol, or narcotics will be allowed on school premises.

Specific policies related to drugs and alcohol can be found in the Drugs & Alcohol Usage Policy. Policy guidance may also be found in the RCC Campus Safety and Security report. For additional information, please review the drug-free workplace policy in the RCC Personnel Handbook & Policy Manual.

Disciplinary Action - RCC

Any student or employee violating the above policies will be subject to disciplinary action (consistent with local, state, and federal law) up to and including expulsion, termination, and referral for prosecution. For additional information, please review the drug-free workplace policy in the RCC Personnel Handbook & Policy Manual.

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

A federal or state drug conviction can disqualify a student for FSA funds. For more details, click here.

Additional information may be found in the Drugs & Alcohol Usage Policy.