Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program

Appalachian offers drug and alcohol educational and counseling services through the Counseling Center, Student Health Services, University Housing and the Appalachian Police. The Alcohol and Drug Assistance Program at the Wellness Center offers a variety of prevention education services and individual and group substance abuse assessment and counseling services to employees.

Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Information

In accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) adopted by Congress in 2008, Appalachian State University prohibits the unlawful manufacture, possession, use or distribution of controlled substances or illicit drugs on its campus. The University will take all lawful actions necessary to eliminate illegal drugs from the University community. Appalachian State University adheres to the University of North Carolina policy on Illegal Drugs, adopted by the Board of Governors on January 15, 1988, and published in The UNC Policy Manual, section 1300.1. See http://www.northcarolina.edu/policy/index.php

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program (DAAPP)

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) of 1989 - also known as the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act - requires institutions of higher education to establish drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs for all students and employees. Students and employees must receive materials annually that contain information on the five points below.

  1. Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit, at a minimum, the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees.
  2. A description of the applicable legal sanctions under federal, state, or local law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol.
  3. A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol.
  4. A list of drug and alcohol programs (counseling, treatment, rehabilitation, and re-entry) that are available to employees and students.
  5. A clear statement of the disciplinary sanctions students and employees may face for violations of standards of conduct relating to drugs and alcohol.

In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) and Part 86 of the Department of Education’s General Administrative Regulations, Appalachian State University has published a Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program Annual Report. We highly encourage all students and employees to read this report. Students, faculty, and staff may request information about the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act by contacting the Office of the Dean of Students at (828) 262-8284. In compliance with this act, this annual report is made available to students, staff and employees.

Please take this opportunity to read the 2021 Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program Annual Report (PDF 3.44M)

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