Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services
It is the policy of the South Carolina Technical College System and Central Carolina Technical College to provide a drug free, healthful, safe and secure work and educational environment. Students are required and expected to report to their on campus work, class, or student activities in appropriate mental and physical condition to meet the requirements and expectations of their respective roles.
The College prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession or use of narcotics, drugs, other controlled substances or alcohol at the workplace or educational setting. Unlawful for these purposes means in violation of federal/state/local regulations, policy, procedures, rules, as well as legal statutes. Educational setting includes both institutional premises and approved educational sites off campus.
Students must abide by the policy on alcohol and drug use as well as related procedures, statements, laws, and guidelines. Violation of any provision may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination from campus employment and expulsion from the College. Violations may also lead to further legal consequences consistent with federal and state laws and regulations. Action taken against students who violate the drug and alcohol policy will be in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct which is detailed in the College Catalog and Student Handbook.
Drug and/or alcohol abuse in the workplace or educational setting is dangerous because it leads to physical impairment, loss of judgment, safety violations, risk of injury, and poor health or even death. It can lower performance on the job or in the classroom, thus seriously affecting students’ educational and career goals. The College recognizes that chemical dependency through use of controlled or uncontrolled substances, including alcohol, is a treatable illness. Central Carolina supports and recommends student rehabilitation and assistance programs and encourages students to use such programs.
Assistance programs in the College’s four-county service area include:
- Sumter Behavioral Health Services, 115 N. Harvin Street, Sumter, SC, 803-775-6815
- Alpha Center-The Lee Center Family Counseling and Addiction Services, 108 East Church Street, Bishopville, SC, 803-484-6025
- Kershaw County Alpha Center, 709 Mill Street, Camden, SC, 803-432-6902
- Clarendon Behavioral Health Services, 14 N. Church Street, P.O. Box 430, Manning, SC, 803-435-2121
For more information on drug and alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation programs contact the Admissions and Counseling Office at 803-778-6605 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information can also be obtained through the website of the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services at http://www.daodas.sc.gov/ . Also, visit Alcohol Addiction Center at https://alcoholaddictioncenter.org/alcoholism-resources/ .