The following information is included in the Annual Drugs-Free Schools and Communities Act Notification. Below is information on:
- Federal Drug Trafficking Penalties
- Health Risks of Common Substances
- Resources for Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment
Federal Drug Trafficking Penalties (21 USC 841)
The following list is a sample of the range and severity of federal penalties imposed for first convictions. Penalties for subsequent convictions are twice as severe.
Health Risks of Common Substances
Specific serious health risks are associated with the use of alcohol and illicit drugs. Some of the major risks are listed below.
|Substance||Other Names||Short Term Effects||Long Term Effects|
|Alcohol||Slurred speech, drowsiness, headaches, impaired judgment, decreased perception and coordination, distorted vision and hearing, vomiting, breathing difficulties, unconsciousness, coma, black outs||Toxic psychosis, physical dependence, neurological and liver damage, fetal alcohol syndrome, vitamin B1 deficiency, sexual problems, cancer|
|Amphetamines||Uppers, Speed, Meth, Crack, Crystal, Ice, Pep pills||Increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, dry mouth, loss of appetite, restlessness, irritability, anxiety||Delusions, hallucinations, heart problems, hypertension, irritability, insomnia, toxic psychosis, physical dependence|
|MDMA||Ecstasy, XTC, Adam, X, Rolls, Pills||Impaired judgment, confusion, blurred vision, teeth clenching, depression, anxiety, paranoia, sleep problems, muscle tension||Sleeplessness, nausea, confusion, increased blood pressure, sweating, depression, anxiety, memory loss, kidney failure, cardiovascular problems, convulsions death, physical dependence, psychological dependence|
|Marijuana/Cannabis||Pot, Grass, Dope, Weed, Joint, Bud, Reefer, Doobie, Roach||Sensory distortion, poor coordination of movement, slowed reaction time, panic, anxiety||Bronchitis, conjunctivas, lethargy, shortened attention span, suppressed immune system, personality changes, cancer, psychological dependence, physical dependence for some|
|Morphine/Opiates||M, Morf, Roxanol, Duramorph, Miss Emma, Monkey, White stuff||Euphoria, increased body temperature, dry mouth, “heavy” feeling in arms and legs||Constipation, loss of appetite, collapsed veins, heart infections, liver disease, depressed respiration, pneumonia and other pulmonary complications, physical dependence, psychological dependence|
|Psilocybin||Mushrooms, Magic mushrooms, Shrooms, Caps, Psilocyn||Nausea, paranoia, distorted perceptions, nervousness||Confusion, memory loss, shortened attention span, flashbacks, may intensify existing psychosis|
A variety of resources exist for alcohol and other drug prevention education, counseling and referral. For detailed information concerning these resources, please reach out to the listed centers and department below.