Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Information
The information in this section of the website regarding drug and alcohol use is provided in response to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), which require that the university show that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees.
In order to ensure the University's commitment to a quality educational and work environment, every faculty member, employee, and student has a right to work and learn in an environment free from the effects of the abuse of alcohol and other drugs. Therefore, Alabama A&M University's policy prohibits the unlawful use, sale, dispensing, transfer, and possession of controlled substances, alcoholic beverages, drugs not medically authorized, or any other substance that may impair an individual's academic or work performance or pose a hazard to the individual, public, students, or employees of the University or its property, and at any of its activities. Each faculty member, employee, and student has the responsibility to adhere to this policy. Support programs, where appropriate, are available to violators of this policy. The University may also take disciplinary action up to and including suspension or expulsion from the University, and possible criminal prosecution toward policy violators.
The University enforces underage drinking laws.
AAMU offers many opportunities and choices. Each decision you make can greatly impact your future. Choices relating to alcohol and other drug use can affect your safety, academics, health, relationships, and the lives of others in the AAMU community. Alcohol and other drug misuse often results in:
- sexual assaults
- increases in vandalism
- discipline problems
- decreases in academic performance
- medical problems
- deaths including overdoses
- traffic fatalities
- impaired driving abilities
- physical and psychological dependency
Absence from work, erratic job performance, safety hazards and a decrease in job productivity are just a few problems experienced by persons who are impaired by using alcohol and other drugs. Each of us must become aware of the issues related to alcohol and other drug use in our community. Follow the links below for additional information.
- Alcohol health risks
- Drug health risks
- Alcohol & the law
- Drug penalties & enforcement
- Alcohol & drug support