Drug and Alcohol Awareness - University of Nebraska at Kearney

Drug and Alcohol Awareness
UNK Policy
Drugs and Alcohol
The illegal possession, use or distribution of drugs or alcohol by
any persons is a violation of university rules as well as state and
federal laws. Officers of the University cooperate with State and
Federal agencies in the prevention of drug abuse. University
Police Officers enforce all Nebraska laws and university policies
concerning the purchase, possession, consumption, sale and
storage of alcoholic beverages and drugs.
What is seen more on campus
Possession of Marijuana less than 1 oz.
(28-416)1st, 2nd, 3rd
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of Controlled Substance
Inhaling or drinking certain intoxicating
Common on College Campuses
 Prescription
 Street
K2 (legal, but not)
Signs of using marijuana include:
 Rapid heart rate
 Increased blood pressure
 Increased rate of breathing
 Red eyes
 Dry mouth
 Increased appetite, or "the munchies"
 Slowed reaction time
Other short-term psychological effects of pot include:
Distorted sense of time
Magical or "random" thinking
Short-term memory loss
Anxiety and depression
These psychological signs of using pot also generally
ease after a few hours. But residual effects can last for
Myth vs. Fact of Prescription
Myth: Prescription drugs are safer than illegal street drugs.
Fact: Prescription meds require a prescription because they are powerful drugs that need
to be monitored and dosed properly to avoid problems like overdose and risks like heart
failure. Without the prescript you are unlikely to know the side effects and warnings or if the
dose is stronger than normal.
Myth: It’s ok to take an extra or larger dose when I need it.
Fact: No it’s never ok to take a larger dose. Taking more than the doctor prescribes puts
you at risk for increased chances of such problems as heart failure, cessation of breathing,
seizure and possibly even death.
Myth: Drug addiction and abuse only really affects teens and twenty-somethings.
Fact: Drug abuse and in particular prescription abuse, affects every walk of life from
preteen to the elderly, from lower to upper class. It’s an all-encompassing problem that
affects many who wouldn’t otherwise be affected.
Myth: Prescription drugs aren’t as addictive as street drugs.
Fact: As a matter of fact many users of prescription drugs are at an even higher risk for
addiction than users of street drugs. This is precisely why they are intended to be regulated
by doctors and prescribed for certain specific amounts of time or conditions.
Myth: It doesn’t matter if I keep some old prescripts in case a condition comes back.
Fact: There are limits on how long a medication is safe and effective and leaving a drug in
your medicine cabinet can be more of a temptation than you or your child might be able
to say no to.
K2 or Synthetic Marijuana
-Strong dysphoria (depression, discontent)
-Panic attacks
-Heavy body load
-Extreme nausea
-Strong feelings of hallucinations
-Fear, Panic, Anxiety
-Strong aural hallucinations
-Strong open eye hallucinations
-Racing heart
-Increased blood pressure
-Loss of feeling (numbness)
K2 or synthetic Marijuana
 It
is legal to purchase and posses, but it is
Illegal to consume.
Nebraska State Laws
Minor in Possession/ Minor in Consumption of Alcohol
No minor may sell, dispense, consume, or have in his or her
possession or physical control any alcoholic liquor in any tavern
or in any other place, including public streets, alleys, roads, or
highways, upon property owned by the State of Nebraska or
any subdivision thereof, or inside any vehicle while in or on any
other place, including, but not limited to, the public streets,
alleys, roads, or highways, or upon property owned by the State
of Nebraska or any subdivision thereof.
Nebraska State Laws
60-6,196. Driving under influence of alcoholic liquor or drug
(1) It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or be in the actual physical control of
any motor vehicle:
(a) While under the influence of alcoholic liquor or of any drug;
(b) When such person has a concentration of eight-hundredths of one gram or more by
weight of alcohol per one hundred milliliters of his or her blood; or
(c) When such person has a concentration of eight-hundredths of one gram or more by
weight of alcohol per two hundred ten liters of his or her breath.
Myth vs. Fact of Alcohol
Myth: It’s none of my business if a friend is drinking too much.
Fact: If you are a real friend, it is your business. Talk to them. Maybe they’ll
listen. But never
get into a car if the driver’s been drinking.
Myth: Someone can have a few drinks and drive safely.
Fact: Not on your life. Alcohol slows down your ability to think, speak and
move. The safest
way home is to drive sober or ride with someone who’s sober.
Myth: A cold shower or a cup of coffee will sober me up.
Fact: Nope. Nothing sobers you up but time. It takes at least an hour for your
body to get rid of one drink of alcohol. Nothing can speed it up. Not a
shower, coffee, eating, throwing up, nothing.
Myth vs. Fact of Alcohol
Myth: It’s okay to let drunk people “sleep it off.”
Fact: Sometimes it can seem like a person has just fallen asleep, when actually, they drank
much they are unconscious. If you can’t wake a person up, or they’re semi-conscious but
can’t actually snap out it, the situation is very dangerous. Don’t let them lie on their back
or else they could choke on their own vomit. Instead roll them on their side and call for
Myth: A “blackout” is the same thing as “passing out.”
Fact: Think again. During blackouts, people appear to be awake and acting normally. The
scary part is people who drink enough to have a blackout will do things they wouldn’t
usually do, and the next day they don’t remember anything.
Effects of Alcohol by
BAC = 0.03 to 0.12 percent
•They become more self-confident or daring.
•Their attention span shortens.
•They may look flushed.
•Their judgment is not as good -- they may say the first thought that comes to mind, rather
than an appropriate comment for the given situation.
•They have trouble with fine movements, such as writing or signing their name.
BAC = 0.09 to 0.25 percent
•They become sleepy.
•They have trouble understanding or remembering things (even recent events).
•They do not react to situations as quickly (if they spill a drink they may just stare at it).
•Their body movements are uncoordinated.
•They begin to lose their balance easily.
•Their vision becomes blurry.
•They may have trouble sensing things (hearing, tasting, feeling, etc.).
Effects of Alcohol by
BAC = 0.18 to 0.30 percent
•They are confused -- might not know where they are or what they are doing.
•They are dizzy and may stagger.
•They may be highly emotional -- aggressive, withdrawn or overly affectionate.
•They cannot see clearly.
•They are sleepy.
•They have slurred speech.
•They have uncoordinated movements (trouble catching an object thrown to them).
•They may not feel pain as readily as a sober person.
BAC = 0.25 to 0.4 percent
•They can barely move at all.
•They cannot respond to stimuli.
•They cannot stand or walk.
•They may vomit.
•They may lapse in and out of consciousness.
Effects of Alcohol by
BAC = 0.35 to 0.50 percent
•They are unconscious.
•Their reflexes are depressed (i.e. their pupils do not respond appropriately to changes in
•They feel cool (lower-than-normal body temperature).
•Their breathing is slower and more shallow.
•Their heart rate may slow.
•They may die.
BAC more than 0.50 percent
Death- The person usually stops breathing and dies.
What is seen more on campus
Minor in Possession/Consumption of Alcohol (53-180.02)
Open Alcoholic Container (60-6,211.08)
Procuring Alcohol for Minors (53-180.07)
Public Consumption of Alcohol (53-186)
D.U.I. (in excess of .08%) (60-6,196)
D.U.I. (Under 21 .02%) (60-6211.01)
Refuse Chemical Test (60-6,197)
What if I get caught on Campus?
Citation, Court, Conduct Summons, Jail
Make an appointment to see UNK Conduct Officer
Attend a UNK Judicial Hearing
Abide by the terms Judicial Hearing
Academic Probation
Collegiate career at that institution could be put into
Financial Aid maybe suspended depending on the charge
(Drugs), and numbers offenses.
 Denial of Federal benefits, such as student loans, grants,
contracts and professional and commercial licenses for
up to five years for 1st conviction; ten years for 2nd
conviction; and permanently ineligible for 3rd or
subsequent conviction.
Legal Process Off Campus
 Citation
 Court
 Attorney
fees and Court fees
 Jail
 Probation
 Community
What is your responsibility??
 Just
don’t do it
 Saying no is hard, starting the habit, or
getting caught will have long term effects
 Report any type of laws being broken
 Your at college for a reason, don’t mess it
Here are some Crime Prevention, and
scheduled events coming up next
Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault Prevention
November 7, 2012 at the Ockinga Auditorium from 6:00pm until 7:00pm
Theft Prevention (Operation Identification)
November 19, 2012 at the Ockinga Auditorium from 6:00pm until 7:00pm
R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense)
April 8 & 9, 2013 at the Nebraskan Student Union Room 310 from 5:00pm until 10:00pm
Katie Wirsing: October 30, 2012 at Copeland Hall Room 142 from 6pm until 7pm
Oksoberfest: October 30, 2012 from at the Cushing Field House from 8pm until 11pm
Here are some great resources to check out!

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