Drug Free

Linn-Benton Community College: Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace and College Setting

I. Introduction
Linn-Benton Community College is legally required and morally committed to the prevention of illegal drug use and the abuse of alcohol by both students and employees. Drug and alcohol abuse is a significant public health problem which has spread throughout our society, affecting performance and productivity, as well as our level of general health. In addition, the use of drugs can adversely affect an organization's level of safety as well as its public confidence and trust. And lastly, with reference to "The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (Public Law 101-226),"

"No institution of higher education shall be eligible to receive funds or any other form of financial assistance under any Federal program, including participation in any federally funded or guaranteed student loan program, unless it certifies to the Secretary that it has adopted and has implemented a program to prevent the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees"

In brief, this document has been developed by LBCC to comply with the current federal law and to educate and inform its students and employees of the health risks, counseling and treatment resources, and sanctions for noncompliance. Linn-Benton will biennially review this program to determine its effectiveness and implement changes if needed and to ensure the sanctions required are consistently enforced.

II. Standards of Conduct

The LBCC Students' Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct document denes the following behaviors as violations of the standards of student conduct: "Use, possession or distribution of alcoholic beverages, narcotics, or dangerous drugs except as expressly permitted by law."

In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), it shall be the policy of Linn-Benton Community College to maintain an alcohol and drug-free workplace for all employees of the District. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispension, possession or use of alcohol or a controlled substance, except by physician's prescription, is strictly prohibited in the workplace(s) of the Linn-Benton Community College District.

III. LBCC Sanctions

LBCC Students' Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct outlines the procedures the college will follow for students who violate either the drug or alcohol policies. These procedures provide for due process for the students. Those found guilty of misconduct may be subject to the following disciplinary actions: disciplinary warning (notice that a student's conduct in a specific instance does not meet college standards and that continued misconduct may result in more serious disciplinary action), disciplinary probation (written notice that the student found in violation of the college standards may continue to be enrolled under stated conditions), temporary exclusion (exclusion from class(es) or activities for up to two class meetings or longer), suspension (suspension for a fixed period of time which may include forfeiture of the right to enter the campus; exclusion from one or more classes or exclusion from classes and/or activities, and expulsion (termination of student status as set forth in the Notice of Expulsion by the College President. Further supplemental sanctions may be imposed which clearly address the issues involved in the misconduct.

The college will impose sanctions or require satisfactory participation in an approved alcohol or drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program for employees who violate the alcohol and drug-free workplace policy. Sanctions imposed may include: disciplinary probation (the suspension of a more severe penalty for a specific time period, based upon good behavior), suspension (the temporary barring from employment for a specific time period, without pay), and/or termination (the severance of employment with the college).

IV. Health Risks Associated With the Use
of Illegal Drugs

drug policies chart one

V. Applicable Legal Sanctions Under Local, State and Federal Law for Unlawful Possession, Use, or Distribution of Illegal Drugs and Alcohol
The following chart lists the penalties in general for possession of key drugs according to the
Federal Drug Schedules:

Marijuana Penalties

Delivery of less than 5 grams or possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana is a violation. HB2479 established mandatory evaluation, education and treatment services for those under 18 years of age. If services are successfully completed, the charge will be dropped. Oregon has strong laws allowing cars, boats, etc. that transport illegal drugs to be seized and forfeited.

Alcohol Penalties

Alcohol is an illegal drug for those under 21 years of age. For drivers under 18, ANY detectable amount of alcohol is grounds for losing their license until they are 18. Misrepresenting one's age for the purpose of obtaining alcoholic beverages is a Class C Misdemeanor. There are many more laws pertaining to alcohol and other drugs. A criminal conviction may bar a student from their chosen career path or an employee from successful employment with the college.

VI. Programs Available to Assist Students and Employees

College Resources

Students ­

Counseling Center, Takena Hall 917-4780

Employees ­
LBCC provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), available to all contracted employees. Through this program, each contracted employee and his or her dependents are allowed ve visits per year at no cost for appraisal, limited counseling and/or referral. All employee contact with EAP is strictly confidential. Corvallis (754-8004), Eugene (541-344-6929), 1-800-922-7009.

Other Resources

Substance Abuse

Addiction & Behavioral Therapies Emergence
Albany 967-6597
Corvallis 758-8022
Eugene 541-687-9141
Al-Anon/Alateen (Lane County) 541-741-2841
Al-Anon/Alateen (Marion and Polk Counties) 503-370-7363
Al-Anon (Linn and Benton Counties) 967-6262
Alcoholics Anonymous
Lane County 541-342-4113
Linn and Benton Counties (24 hrs per day) 766-3677
Marion County 503-399-0599
Benton County Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program 766-6835
Community Outreach/ASSETS 758-3000
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Hotline 1-800-621-1646
Linn County Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program
Albany 967-3819
Lebanon 451-5932
Narcotics Anonymous Help Line 1-877-233-4287
Support for Parents of Children with Behavior or Substance Abuse Problems 926-7682
Teen Challenge, Inc., Salem 503-585-6278

Emergency Help
Crisis/Suicide Prevention
ABHA Crisis Line 1-888-232-7192
Linn County Mental Health 967-3866 (Week Days)
Northwest Human Services 1-800-560-5535 (Nights/Weekends)
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Hotline 1-800-621-1646
Community Outreach/ASSETS 758-3000

Addiction & Behavioral Therapies Emergence
Linn County 967-6597
Benton County 758-8022
Benton County Mental Health (Days) 766-6835
Lane County Methadone Treatment 541-682-4464
Linn County Mental Health 1-800-304-7468 or 967-3866
Marion County Mental Health 503-588-5351
Linn-Benton Community College Counseling Services 917-4780
Employee Assistance Program 1-800-922-7009

Residential Treatment
Milestones Family Recovery Program 753-2230
Serenity Lane
Albany 928-9681
Eugene 541-687-1110
Salem 503-588-8469

Benton County Health Department 766-6844
Community Outreach/Sundowner House Medical Clinics 758-3000
Families and Agencies Coming Together (F.A.C.T.) 924-3720
Health Van (LBCC) 967-3888
Linn County Public Health 967-3888
Oregon Health Plan (Application Center) 1-800-359-9517

Benton County Health www.co.benton.or.us/health
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Hotline www.drughelp.org
Families and Agencies Coming Together (F.A.C.T.) www.8j.net/special_programs/fact.html
Lane County Health & Human Services www.co.lane.or.us/hhs
Linn County Health Services www.co.linn.or.us/
Oregon SAFENET www.dhs.state.or.us/publichealth/imm/safenet.cfm\

Revised 2005 In Compliance with Public Law 101-226
Human Resources
Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Boulevard SW
Albany, OR 97321