Drug, Alcohol Use & Abuse

Members of the entire University community have the right to pursue their individual and collective goals in a safe and healthy educational and work environment which is free from the effects of alcohol and drug abuse. Alcohol and drug abuse adversely affect the University and the University’s pursuit of its goals. Every member of the University community is responsible for his or her individual problems of any substance abuse (alcohol, drug, and any other detrimental substance. 

Drug-Free Workplace (Policy #1:02:13). Jacksonville State University (JSU) is committed to providing a drug-free workplace and to fostering the well-being and health of all employees (faculty and staff). That commitment is jeopardized when any JSU employee illegally uses drugs on or off the job, comes to work under their influence, possesses, distributes or sells drugs in the workplace, or abuses or comes to work under the influence of alcohol. Therefore, in accordance with the federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and in furtherance of its commitment to maintain a safe working environment, JSU has established the Drug-Free Workplace (Policy #1:02:13), and the accompanying Substance Abuse Policy Statement 

All members of the University community have a personal responsibility to adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. The Drug-Free Workplace Policy is applicable to all full and part-time employees, including faculty, administration, all exempt and non-exempt staff, and all student employees and interns. The Drug-Free Campus and Workplace Policy is applicable to behavior that occurs on the University campus, University owned or controlled property, while on assignment for the University and at University sponsored or supervised activities. 

Drug Awareness, Counseling, and Treatment. Jacksonville State University offers employees the benefit of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to all employees and their eligible dependents. The EAP provides confidential assessment, referral and short-term counseling for employees and their dependents who need or request it. If an EAP referral to a treatment provider outside the EAP is necessary, costs may be covered by the employee’s medical insurance, but the cost of such outside services are the employees’ responsibility and not the responsibility of JSU. Confidentiality is assured through the EAP as no information regarding the nature of the personal problem addressed through the program will be made available to supervisors, nor will it be included in the permanent personnel file.

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