Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP)

  • Implementation of DAAPP: September 18, 2017
  • Website: (Effective 19 September 2017)
  • Coordinators: Joint efforts between the Dean of Student Services and Director of Human Resources

The Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program at Umpqua Community College provides its employees and students with educational opportunities and resources to enhance their awareness of alcohol and drugs and ways they can avoid abuse of these substances. The program is delivered as a collaboration between the Division of Student Services and the Office of Human Resources. Implementation of the program will begin during the Fall 2017 term and is designed as described below.

Employees

Fall In-service: During the annual September in-service, employees receive training regarding the Board Approved tobacco, alcohol, and drug use policies and procedures at UCC. One of the topics discussed is substance abuse prevention. Employees are reminded of the assistance and resources available to them. Additionally, employees will also be assigned recommended courses through SafeColleges addressing substance abuse prevention during in-service, and upon hire.

New Employee Orientation: Orientation days are scheduled throughout the year for new employees, at which time updated program information and resources are made available to them.

Students

Orientation: During orientation, students are introduced to the resources available to them that help address drug and alcohol use and abuse issues.

Campus Life Programs:  Campus Life programs are designed to provide students with a range of opportunities to enhance their quality of life. October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, a time in which educational programs will be offered to employees and students. Additionally, during the month of April, programs will be presented in support of Alcohol Awareness Month. Programs will be delivered through various venues to include campus life activities, lectures, educational materials, and films/documentaries.

SafeColleges: SafeColleges for Students is an online opportunity for students to learn about Drug Awareness and Abuse (34 minute module) and Alcohol Awareness for Students (24 minute module) and will be accessible to all students each term via e-mail invitation to participate

Counseling Services: A counseling staff comprised of a life coach and career coach are available to work with students who have concerns with drug and alcohol related matters. Where necessary, appropriate referrals are made to community agencies for more in-depth treatment.

 

Alcohol Abuse

Umpqua Community College provides crisis intervention and referral services for students and employees who present issues with alcohol use and abuse. These services are provided through Reliant Behavioral Health (RBH) for employees and the UCC Health and Wellness Center for students.

The College will provide education and awareness programs that will address the affects and dangers of alcohol abuse.  These programs will be offered at the main UCC campus during 2017-2018 and will vary during that academic year. Off-campus locations are encouraged to attend these events.

Drug Abuse

Umpqua Community College provides crisis intervention and referral services for students with issues with drug use and abuse. These services are provided through the UCC Health and Wellness Center, with references to ADAPT, and Reliant Behavioral Health (RBH) for employees.

If someone needs assistance because of alcohol and/or drug use, UCC provides access and information for faculty, staff, and students.  These programs provide education, consultation, assessment, counseling, and referral support in a professional environment that respects individual confidentiality and promotes health education.  UCC faculty and staff may utilize the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Reliant Behavioral Health at 866-750-1327; www.MyRBH.com. UCC s faculty and staff may access information through the UCC Wellness Center on campus or at (541) 440-7900.

The College also is partnering with the Oregon Department of Human Services, ADAPT (addiction and behavioral health counseling), and other referral agencies to provide Umpqua Community College students with care. Education and awareness programs will address the affects and dangers of drug abuse. The College will focus on alcohol and marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin use and abuse during the 2017-2018 academic year. Methamphetamine has been identified by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department as a drug that is being widely used in the Douglas County area. The College has decided to respond to methamphetamine use and abuse in its drug awareness and prevention program.