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A MESSAGE TO SACRAMENTO STATE

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SACRAMENTO STATE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE AND DRUG POLICY*

A. Except as expressly permitted by law or University regulations, the use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of alcoholic beverages is prohibited while on campus or at a Sacramento State related activity.
B. Public intoxication while on campus or at a University related activity is prohibited.
C. Except as expressly permitted by law or University regulations the use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of illegal drugs or drug-related paraphernalia, or the misuse of legal pharmaceutical drugs is prohibited.

* The complete policy can be found at http://www.csus.edu/umanual.

CONSEQUENCES

Students found in violation of the Alcoholic Beverage and Other Drug policy may be expelled, suspended, or placed on probation.

Employees found in violation of the Alcoholic Beverage and Other Drug policy may be subject to disciplinary action, including, but not limited to suspension, termination, and referral for prosecution. Disciplinary action may include a requirement to participate satisfactorily in an approved drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program.

ALCOHOL

Alcohol is the most commonly abused and socially accepted drug in the United States. Consider the facts:

  • Alcohol is a drug and may be addictive.
  • Drinking and driving is the #1 killer in America of people ages 17-24.
  • Alcohol may contribute to such college campus problems as: missed classes, decreased studying, poor grades, dropping-out, fights, vandalism, acquaintance rape, fires, injuries, and death.

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PERSCRIPTION DRUGS

Non-medical use of prescription drugs include an attempt to enhance academic performance, increase ability to focus and/or to stay up late to study (e.g., Adderall, Ritalin) or to get high (e.g., Oxycontin, Vicodin). The potential negative consequences of non-medical use of prescription drugs include dependence, addiction, tolerance, psychotic episodes, risk of heart attack or stroke, respiratory complications, and/or death due to overdose. Possession of drugs without a valid prescription is a felony and is punishable by up to one year in jail, a $1,000.00 fine, or both.

NARCOTICS

Narcotics are a group of drugs which are used medically to treat a variety of symptoms. Narcotics include opiates, heroine, morphine, and codeine. Narcotics are highly addictive and have a high potential for abuse. They act by slowing the brain and impairing function of the central nervous system. The most serious medical consequences of opiate abuse is toxic reaction or overdose. Overdose often leads to death when the respiratory and circulatory systems slow to the point of ceasing to function. This effect can also occur when lower doses are taken in conjunction with alcohol.

MARIJUANA

Marijuana may be referred to as pot, grass, leaf, weed, or green-bud. It is a mind-altering, psychoactive drug produced from the leaves of the cannabis sativa plant. Marijuana use causes alterations in visual and auditory sensations, which can lead to hallucinations, image distortions, and paranoia. Common effects of marijuana use are a reduction in short-term memory, slowed reaction time, decrease in concentration, impaired coordination, irregular menstrual cycle, impaired sperm mobility and low sperm count, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or lung cancer. Research indicates that students do not remember what they have learned while under the influence of marijuana. It impairs thinking, reading, comprehension, and verbal and mathematical skills.

STIMULANTS

Stimulants include amphetamines, methamphetamines, cocaine, and caffeine. These drugs affect the nervous and cardiovascular systems and may result in decreased appetite and fatigue, increased feelings of sexuality, and interference with sleep patterns. Abusers of stimulants are more likely to experience drug-induced psychiatric disturbances than are other abusers. A critical danger with cocaine use may be the rapid onset of increased heart rate that can lead to cardiac fibrillation, heart attack, respiratory arrest, and death. Other negative consequences due to stimulant use include stroke, destruction of nasal tissue, bronchitis, and skin ulcers.

HYPNOTICS & ANTI-ANXIETY DRUGS

Drugs in this category are often called “downers” for their depressing effect upon the brain and the central nervous system. Effects range from calming anxious people and promoting sleep to inducing unconsciousness or even death. Risks multiply when these drugs are taken in combination with alcohol. Use of these drugs can interfere with short-term memory, impair judgment, and motor performances

HALLUCINOGENS

Some of the more common hallucinogens include ecstasy (MDMA), epsilocybin (mushrooms), mescaline (peyote), LSD, and PCP. The most common responses to hallucinogens include panic reactions, flashbacks, and toxic reactions with ingestion of high levels of some of the compounds. The psychological states in these circumstances can include high anxiety, loss of contact with reality, paranoia, confusion, and hallucinations.

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FEDERAL TRAFFICKING
QUANTITY DESCRIPTION 1st OFFENSE 2nd OFFENSE
Less than 1 kg Hashish Oil Not more than 5 years. Fine not more than $250,000. $1 million other than individual. Not more than 10 years. Fine not more than $500,000. $2 million other than individual.
Less than 10 kg Hashish
Less than 50 kg Marijuana
50-99 plants Marijuana Not more than 20 years. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years, not more than life. Fine $1 million individual, $5 million other than individual. Not more than 30 years. If death or serious injury, life. Fine $2 million individual, $10 million other than individual.
1 to 100 kg Hashish
50 to 100 kg Marijuana
100 kg to 1,000 kg; or 100 - 999 plants Marijuana mixture containing detectable quantity
• includes Hashish and Hashish Oil
Not less than 5 years, not more than 40 years. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years, not more than life. Fine not more than $2 million individual, $5 million other than individual. Not less than 10 years, not more than life. If death or serious injury, not less than life. Fine not more than $4 million individual, $10 million other than individual.
1,000 kg or more; or 1,000 or more plants Marijuana mixture containing detectable quantity
• includes Hashish and Hashish Oil
Not less than 10 years, not more than life. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years, not more than life. Fine not more than $4 million individual, $10 million other than individual. Not less than 10 years, not more than life. If death or serious injury, not less than life. Fine not more than $8 million individual, $20 million other than individual.

Sacramento State and Community Resources
  • Associated Students (916) 278-6784
  • Employee Assistance Program (916) 278-5018
  • Psychological Counseling Services (916) 278-6416
  • Residence Halls (916) 278-6655
  • Student Affairs (916) 278-6060
  • Student Health Services (916) 278-6461
  • University Alcohol Advisory Council (916) 278-5422

SAFE RIDES (916) 278-TAXI
Free, safe, and confidential rides home are provided by student volunteers during the academic year.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (AA) (916) 454-1100 Meetings in 400+ locations in Sacramento.

AL-ANON (916) 334-2970
Self help groups for people affected by another’s use of alcohol.

 


In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Sacramento has made crime reporting statistics available online at http://www.csus.edu/police/cleryact.htm. Print copies are available in the Library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Check out our Web site: http://www.csus.edu/alcohol.

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