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Reynolds Drug & Alcohol Awareness Program

In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (Reynolds) provides a comprehensive program to address alcohol and other drug-related problems for its faculty, staff, and students. The following outlines the College’s efforts in addressing these issues. Campus Police Car display

Reynolds provides information regarding the prohibition of illicit drug and (illegal) alcohol use through policies 1-17, Alcohol & Other Drugs for students, and 3-19 Substance and Alcohol

Abuse for faculty and staff. Information in these policies provide:

  • Language regarding the enforcement against the illegal use of drugs and alcohol
  • Information regarding annual notice to students, faculty, and staff regarding the

College’s stance on this issue;

  • Information regarding resources available at the college and within the community that is available to assist anyone experiencing difficulty with alcohol and / or drugs;
  • Proactive measures the college will take with regard to education. 

Reynolds will provide events during the academic year that address drug and alcohol awareness that include: · Professional development opportunities for faculty and staff

  • Lectures and workshops for students 

Campus police testing sobriety gogglesThe following list are federal and state crimes involving health and safety. Students should be aware that drug or alcohol related convictions could impact their academic or future occupational careers adversely.

Link for Federal Trafficking Laws

See below links for Commonwealth of Virginia laws related to drugs and alcohol. 

§ 18.2-248. Manufacturing, selling, giving, distributing, or possessing with intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance prohibited; penalties.

§ 18.2-250. Possession of controlled substances unlawful.

§ 18.2-250.1. Possession of marijuana unlawful.

§ 18.2-266 Driving motor vehicle, engine, etc., while intoxicated, etc.

§ 18.2-323.1. Drinking while operating a motor vehicle; possession of open container while operating a motor vehicle and presumption; penalty. 

Support 

In instances where students might need assistance, students should contact the Office of
Student Affairs at (804) 523-5296. The Office of Student Affairs is located Georgiadis Hall, Room 204.

Faculty and staff should contact the Office of Human Resources, located in the Workforce Development & Conference Center, suite 121. Assessment at the end of each academic year the college will assess the impact of its program to determine the impact on the community.

Below is a list of additional alcohol and drug addiction support resources provided by the U.S. government for nationwide substance abuse treatment programs.

Get help from local support groups and other services in your community to stop drinking and taking drugs:

The following video is a collaboration between the FBI and DEA to raise awareness of prescription drug and opiate addiction.

Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict