Drug & Alcohol Use Awareness

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.

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

To complete a free, anonymous, drug screening, please visit drugfree.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 5 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.

The following agencies can assist students with substance use challenges:

  • Al-Anon
  • Alcohol & Drug Services
    • 336-633-7257
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    • 336-885-8520
  • BrightView Addiction Treatment Center
    • 866-934-7450
  • Daymark Recovery Services
    • 336-633-7000
  • Fellowship Hall
    • 336-621-3381
  • High Point Medical Center
    • 336-781-4035
  • Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital
    • 336-832-9700
  • Narcotics Anonymous
    • 1-866-875-9751
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline
    • 1-800-662-HELP
  • Trillium Health Resources
    • 1-877-685-2415

A comprehensive list of community resources may be found in the Student Resource Guide

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.

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.

Convictions for drug offenses that occur while you are taking financial aid can lead to ineligibility.

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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.
  • Methamphetamine (Meth): Meth causes serious health effects, and sometimes death. Chronic users may experience anxiety, confusion, insomnia, paranoia, permanent damage to the heart and brain, and damage to the liver, kidney, and lungs.
  • Cocaine: physical and psychological dependence, sudden cardiac arrest, respiratory failure, severe depression, and paranoia.
  • Marijuana: Even though it is legal in many states, studies link marijuana use to various negative outcomes including brain health, mental health, decreased coordination, and negative effects on child development if used while pregnant or nursing.
  • Prescription and illicit opioids (heroine, codeine, morphine, etc.): These substances are highly addictive and are the top cause of overdose deaths.

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