for Students and Employees

In compliance with Section 22, of Public Law 101-226 “Drug Free Schools and Campuses”, Drake State hereby gives notice of our policy to prevent the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees. The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act requires Drake State to verify that we have established and implemented a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Education and Prevention Program (DAAPP). DAAPP is designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at recognized events and activities. As part of the program, Drake State must distribute DAAPP information to students and employees annually as well as conduct a biennial review of the program. During the year, there are a variety of activities available for students and employees.

This Disclosure includes an outline of the year-long DAAPP program as well as the following five areas:
· Standards of conduct prohibiting the possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol
· Possible sanctions for violations of Federal, state, and local drug and alcohol laws as well as sanctions for violation of institutional policies
· Health risks associated with use of drugs and alcohol
· Information on counseling rehabilitation, and treatment programs
· A clear statement that Drake State will impose sanctions on students and employees who violate drug and alcohol laws, ordinances, and/or institutional policies


During the fall semester, the DAAPP begins with annual disclosure to students and employees. The annual disclosure is sent directly to students and employees in the form of a notification to individual email accounts. Both the student notification and the employee notification include a description of the DAAPP, references the location of institutional policies, and includes the entire DAAPP.
New Horizons Recovery Center provides on-campus programming once each semester. The sessions are open forum and all students and employees are invited to attend. The College encourages students to talk with the College Counselor for referrals regarding inpatient and outpatient treatment, and/or local support groups. The College Counselor is available to assist students with making the contact to the treatment facility if necessary. If a student requests assistance for a friend or relative, the College Counselor can provide suggestions on ways that the student can encourage the friend or relative to engage in treatment. Published materials regarding the various effects of substance abuse is available on display for students near the Counselor’s office. The Human Resources Office has information available for employees.


During the spring semester, the Drake State DAAPP program conducts its annual student and employee assessment. The survey is sent in an electronic format and the results are gathered and evaluated by the DAAPP committee in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research.


Recognizing the importance of a variety of learning styles, the Drake State DAAPP program utilizes service-learning to teach drug and alcohol prevention. The College Counselor and Office of Human Resources coordinate excursions to treatment facilities and/or campus visits by local preventative services (e.g. MADD; Huntsville Police Department/Blood Alcohol Testing, New Horizons, etc.) with the outcome of preventing the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at recognized events and activities.


All new students and new employees receive information about the DAAPP during New Student Orientation and New Employee Onboarding. In addition, private counseling sessions are available to students and employees through local agencies.


Every odd numbered year, the biennial evaluation is conducted by the DAAPP committee. The objectives of the biennial review are to determine the effectiveness of the Drake State DAAPP and to ensure consistent enforcement of applicable laws, ordinances, and institutional policies against violators. The DAAPP committee communicates annually with the Safety and Security Committee in order to ensure the DAAPP is included in the Annual Security Report. The biennial review report and supporting documents are maintained by the Office of the Dean of Student Support Services and are made available to the Department of Education upon request.


J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College’s commitment to having a drug-free and alcohol-free campus prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. The possession, sale, manufacture or distribution of any controlled substance is illegal under both state and federal laws. Drake State will impose sanctions on students and employees who violate drug and alcohol, laws, ordinances, and/or institutional policies.


Controlled substances may include, but are not limited to, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, narcotics, and other illegal substances. Alcohol may include, but is not limited to, beer, wine, coolers, whiskey, and any legal substances that may distort or impair judgment and have a long term on health problems.


Student violators of this policy are subject to college disciplinary actions (e.g. censure, restitution, disciplinary probation, suspension, and expulsion). Additional information about these sanctions can be found in the Student Handbook.
Both students and employees are subject to criminal prosecution, fine and/or imprisonment for violations of Federal, state, and local drug and alcohol laws.


There are many resources and organizations that can provide information and assistance for persons who are in need of counseling or other treatment for substance abuse. The information below lists some additional resources and contact information for several local agencies and organizations which can assist persons in need of such services. To receive additional information, you can visit the office of the College Counselor building 700 room 706 (students) and the Office of Human Resources (employees).

New Horizons Recovery Center
4040 Memorial Parkway SW Suite C
Huntsville, AL 35802
(256) 532-4141

Alcoholics Anonymous
3322 Memorial Parkway SW
Building 600, Suite 603
Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 885-0323
Bradford Health Services – Huntsville Regional Office
555 Sparkman Drive, Suite 208
Huntsville, AL 35816
(256) 895-3848 or (800) 879-7272

Narcotics Anonymous
(800) 230-5109

Crestwood Medical Center – Behavioral Health
One Hospital Drive
Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 429-5480
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration Treatment Referral Line 1-800-662-HELP