Adelphi University realizes the importance of a drug-free campus and is therefore strongly committed to the prevention of substance abuse.

Policy Statement

Adelphi University will assist members of the university community in understanding the risks associated with consuming alcohol, and the need to prevent the harm that results from its misuse and abuse. The university permits the purchase and use of alcoholic beverages under certain conditions, but expects individuals to take specific measures to help prevent alcohol abuse in its community. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, use, and/or sale of controlled substances or other illegal drugs is prohibited.

Reason for Policy

The university is committed to upholding local, state, and federal law; requiring proper management of events where alcoholic beverages will be served; minimizing the misuse of alcoholic beverages; maintaining a drug free workplace; and providing education on the risks associated with the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs.

Who is Governed by this Policy

Faculty, Staff, and Students

Policy

Adelphi University, in its mission to provide a quality education for students and to prepare them for a healthy and productive life, realizes the importance of a drug-free campus and is therefore strongly committed to the prevention of substance abuse.

It is the University’s policy to prohibit the unlawful manufacturing or distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of illicit drugs and alcohol anywhere on the Adelphi campus or as part of any Adelphi University activity.

Note: The University does allow limited use of alcoholic beverages by individuals of the New York State legal drinking age of 21, at University-sanctioned events in licensed facilities on campus in compliance with all laws. Alcohol is not permitted in residence halls. The Department of Public Safety and Transportation, with the assistance of the Garden City police, enforce state and local laws pertaining to unlawful underage alcohol possession, sale and use. The Department of Public Safety and the Garden City Police Department also regularly enforces state drug laws and may from time to time assist federal agencies with the enforcement of federal drug laws.

Any member of the Adelphi community (including staff, faculty, and students) found to be in violation of this rule will be subject to strict discipline, up to and including dismissal as well as criminal prosecution, fine and imprisonment if applicable.

A full statement of the University’s Policies, Rules and Standards Regarding Illicit Drugs and Alcohol, health risks associated with drug and alcohol use, legal sanctions, treatment and counseling availability may be found in the publication “Adelphi University Policies, Rules, and Standards Regarding Illicit Drugs and Alcohol” which can be found in the procedures below and at the Student Counseling Center, Dean of Student Affairs Office, Health Services, and the Office of Human Resources.

This is an interdisciplinary effort between the Department of Public Safety, Office of Student Conduct & Community Services, Health Services, Counseling Services, Human Resources, and other University Departments.

Procedures     

Adelphi University Policies, Rules and Standards Regarding Illicit Drugs and Alcohol

Adelphi University — in its mission to provide a quality education for students and to prepare them for a productive and civilized life—realizes the importance of a drug-free campus and is therefore strongly committed to the prevention of substance abuse.

To maintain an atmosphere conducive to this mission, the following policies, rules and standards have been implemented. They apply to all students, employees and their organizations, and are in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

A biennial review of this program will be conducted to determine its effectiveness and to suggest the implementation of changes to the program, if deemed necessary. This review will also ensure that the sanctions developed by the University are consistently enforced.

General Policies

  1. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or improper use of either illicit or prescription drugs, or alcohol is prohibited.
  2. Students and others who have demonstrated a repeated abuse of alcohol will be referred to appropriate counseling services.
  3. Disruptive behavior or intoxication caused by drugs or alcohol use will not be tolerated. Violators are subject to removal from campus and disciplinary action.
  4. All members of the Adelphi community must abide by the terms of this policy.
  5. Violations of the policies, rules and standards adopted by the University concerning substance abuse should be reported to the Office of Human Resources when the violation involves an employee. The assistant vice president for human resources and labor relations or a designated representative will be assigned to process reports (as defined in the Drug-Free Workplace Act) regarding convictions of employees. Student-related reports should be made to the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards. Convictions of anyone employed on a federal grant program must be reported to the Office of the Provost so that a report can be made to the federal government within 10 days after conviction.
  6. Any member of the Adelphi community found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, which may range from referral for counseling, disciplinary probation, loss of University housing, suspension or dismissal from the University or employment, based on the merits of the case.
  7. Any student or employee convicted under federal, state or local law applicable to the policy stated above (No. 1) must report said conviction within five days. Students report to the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs; employees report to the Office of Human Resources.
  8. Alcoholic beverages will not be permitted under any circumstances anywhere in the residence halls, including student rooms. Students who bring alcoholic beverages into the residence halls or rooms will be subject to disciplinary action.
  9. Alcoholic beverages may be provided only through the University in licensed premises, including the Ruth S. Harley University Center and Alumni House. No other alcoholic beverages may be brought onto campus or served.
  • Licensed premises must operate within the rules, regulations and statutory requirements of federal, state and local governments.
  • Drinking contests of any kind are strictly prohibited.
  • When alcoholic beverages are provided on campus, food and non-alcoholic beverages must also be made available.
  • Advertisements for student events should be commensurate with the educational mission of the University. Emphasis on alcohol terminology will not be permitted in advertisements.
  1. The possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages outdoors is restricted by Village of Garden City ordinance.
  2. Solicitation and publication of alcohol-related advertisements in University publications and media is prohibited.

Sanctions for Violation of these Policies, Rules and Standards

Students charged with violations of this policy shall be referred to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards for adjudication under provisions of the Code of Conduct. Outcomes of disciplinary proceedings may result in the following determinations:

  1. Dismissal of charges, student found not responsible
  2. Student found responsible and sanctions imposed

Depending on the merits of the case, possible sanctions may include:

  1. Referral for substance abuse assessment, counseling and/or treatment
  2. Community service and/or educational sanction (which may include the mandatory completion of an educational program for which a fee is charged to the student)
  3. Restitution
  4. Probation
  5. Loss of privilege(s)
  6. Loss of University housing
  7. Suspension from the University
  8. Expulsion from the University

In addition to University sanctions, the president of the University or a designated representative may refer the students to appropriate governmental authorities when the student’s activity is in clear violation of federal, state or local laws.

Employees suspected of violating these policies, rules and standards, or convicted under a federal, state or local drug or alcohol statute, shall be subject to review in accordance with human resources policies and in compliance with all federal, state and local laws. Such a review may result in the following findings:

  1. Dismissal of charges
  2. Official warning or other appropriate discipline/action
  3. Institution of proceedings in accordance with the applicable University Human Resources policies, which may lead to suspension and/or termination of employment

For findings 2 and 3, the employee may be required to seek rehabilitation through a counseling, rehabilitation, treatment or re-entry program approved by the assistant vice president for human resources and labor relations or a designated representative.

Failure to cooperate with the review process may result in expulsion from the campus and will result in the immediate institution of termination proceedings under the appropriate human resources policies.

In addition to University sanctions, the assistant vice president for human resources and labor relations or a designated representative may refer the employee to appropriate governmental authorities when the employee’s activity is in clear violation of federal, state or local laws.

Counseling, Treatment and Education Programs

The Student Counseling Center, 516.877.3646, a unit of the Division of Student Affairs, has been designated as the coordinating office for all matters regarding referrals for substance abuse counseling and/or treatment programs for students. The Center for Psychological Services, 516.877.4820, has been designated as the coordinating office for employees, who may be referred to the center by the Office of Human Resources. For on-campus counseling, information about or referrals to off-campus detoxification, inpatient and outpatient treatment programs, please contact the above offices.

During each semester, a program for new students that includes a seminar concerning the use and abuse of illicit drugs and alcohol is provided by the Student Counseling Center. In addition, the University’s policies, rules, and standards for maintaining a campus free of substance abuse, as well as available counseling, treatment, and educational programs are reviewed.

The University participates in the National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. This week features a variety of programs and activities geared to educating the campus community and reducing substance abuse.

Literature and educational materials on relevant topics regarding substance use and abuse are readily available in the Student Counseling Center, Health Services Center, and the Office of Human Resources.

The Student Counseling Center provides ongoing seminars, workshops, educational programs, and outreach activities regarding substance abuse. Programs can be geared to any particular campus group or department upon request.

Legal Sanctions for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of Illicit Drugs and Alcohol

It is not possible to exhaustively list all the applicable laws pertaining to controlled substances and alcohol. The following summary is provided as a guide. Adelphi University assumes no responsibility for changes to or errors in interpreting local, state or federal laws.

Federal

The tables for federal penalties and sanctions are listed in the guide. In addition, students convicted of possession or sale of a controlled substance face a period of one year or more of ineligibility for federal grants, loans or work assistance. Second and subsequent convictions result in ineligibility for five years.

State

New York State law has a variety of sanctions for the criminal possession or sale of controlled substances, as well as criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, criminal injection of a narcotic drug, criminally using drug paraphernalia, criminal possession of precursors of controlled substances and criminal sale of a prescription for a controlled substance. These offenses range from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class A felony with penalties ranging from a fine to 15 years.

New York State law also deals with possession and sale of marijuana. Up to 3 ounces of cannabis (or 24 grams of concentrated cannabis) is legal for those 21 or older. Despite the changes to state law, the use, possession and sale of marijuana on University campuses remains prohibited under federal law. Unlawful possession of marijuana (greater than 3 ounces) is a violation punishable by a fine of up to $100 for a first offense and up to $200 for a second offense, a fine up to $250 and/or 15 days imprisonment for a third offense, or a fine up to $200 and 90 days imprisonment for use in a public area. Criminal possession or sale of marijuana offenses range from a Class B misdemeanor to a Class C felony with penalties ranging from a fine to 15 years imprisonment.

New York State regulates the use of alcohol. It is against the law for a person under 21 to possess alcohol with the intent to consume and is punishable by a fine and/or completion of an alcohol awareness program and/or community service. A person under 21 who uses a fraudulent proof of age may be fined and ordered to perform community service. If a driver’s license is so used, the license may be suspended and reinstated with restricted use. Procuring for or giving or selling alcoholic beverages to persons under 21 is an offense punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment. Operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs is a crime punishable by fine and/or imprisonment.

New York State’s Zero Tolerance Law applies to a person under 21 who operates a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.02% or more, but not more than 0.07%. Procedures include an administrative hearing punishable by a license suspension for six months and a civil penalty of $125. If you have any prior alcohol-related traffic offenses on your record, your license will be revoked for one year or until you reach the age of 21, whichever is longer.

Local

It is a violation of local ordinance to possess or consume alcoholic beverages in public and is punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment.

Alcohol Effects

Alcohol consumption causes a number of marked changes in behavior. Even low doses significantly impair the judgment and coordination required to drive a car safely, increasing the likelihood that the driver will be involved in an accident. Low to moderate doses of alcohol also increase the incidence of a variety of aggressive acts, including spousal and child abuse. Moderate to high doses of alcohol cause marked impairments in higher mental functions, severely altering a person’s ability to learn and remember information. Very high doses cause respiratory depression and death. If combined with other depressants of the central nervous system, much lower doses of alcohol will produce the effects just described.

Repeated use of alcohol can lead to dependence. Sudden cessation of alcohol intake is likely to produce withdrawal symptoms, including severe anxiety, tremors, hallucinations and convulsions. Alcohol withdrawal can be life-threatening. Long-term consumption of large quantities of alcohol, particularly when combined with poor nutrition, can also lead to permanent damage to vital organs such as the brain and the liver.

Mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy may give birth to infants with fetal alcohol syndrome. These infants have irreversible physical abnormalities and mental retardation. In addition, research indicates that children of alcoholic parents are at greater risk than other youngsters of becoming alcoholics.

Penalties

Drug/Schedule Quantity Penalties Quantity Penalties
Cocaine
(Schedule II)
500-4999 gms mixture First offense: Not less than 5 years, and not more than 40 years. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years or more than life. Fine of not more than $2 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individual

Second offense: Not less than 10 years, and not more than life. If death or serious injury, life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $8 million if an individual, $50 million if not an individual

5 kgs or more mixture First offense: Not less than 10 years, and not more than life. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years or more than life.
Fine of not more than $10 million if an individual, $50 million if not an individualSecond offense: Not less than 20 years, and not more than life. If death or serious injury, life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if not an individual2 or More Prior Offenses:
Life Imprisonment. Fine of not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if not an individual.
Cocaine Base (Schedule II) 28-279 gms mixture 280 gms or more mixture
Fentanyl
(Schedule II)
40-399 gms mixture 400 gms or more mixture
Fentanyl Analogue (Schedule I) 10-99 gms mixture 100 gms or more mixture
Heroin
(Schedule I)
100-999 gms mixture 1 kg or more mixture
LSD
(Schedule I)
1-9 gms mixture 10 gms or more mixture
Methamphetamine (Schedule II) 5-49 gms pure or
50-499 gms mixture
50 gms or more pure or

500 gms or more mixture

PCP (Schedule II) 10-99 gms pure or
100-999 gms mixture
100 gm or more pure or

1 kg or more mixture

Other Schedule I and II drugs (and any drug product containing Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid) Any amount First offense: Not more than 20 years. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years or more than life.
Fine of not more than $1 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individualSecond offense: Not more than 30 years. If death or serious injury, life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $2 million if an individual, $10 million if not an individual
Flunitrazepam (Schedule IV) 1 gm or more
Other Schedule III drugs Any amount First offense: Not more than ten years. If death or serious injury, not more than 15 years. Fine of not more than $500,000 if an individual, $2.5 million if not an individual

Second offense: Not more than 20 years. If death or serious injury, not more than 30 years. Fine of not more than $1 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individual

 

All other Schedule IV drugs Any amount First offense: Not more than five years. Fine of not more than $250,000 if an individual, $1 million if not an individual

Second offense: Not more than ten years. Fine of not more than $500,00 if an individual, $2 million if not an individual

Flunitrazepam (Schedule IV) 1 gm or less
All Schedule V drugs Any amount First offense: Not more than one year.
Fine of not more than $100,000 if an individual, $250,000 if not an individualSecond offense: Not more than four years. Fine of not more than $200,00 if an individual, $500,000 if not an individual
Drug Quantity First Offense Second Offense
Marijuana 1,000 kg or more mixture or 1,000 or more plants 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 $10 million if individual, $50 million if other than individual Not less than 20 years, not more than life. If death or serious injury, life imprisonment. Fine not more than $20 million if individual, $75 million if other than individual

 

Marijuana 100 kg to 999 kg mixture or 100 to 999 plants Not less than five years, not more 40 years. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years, not more than life. Fine not more than $5 million if individual, $25 million if other than individual Not less than 10 years, not more than life. If death or serious injury, life imprisonment. Fine not more than $8 million if individual, $50 million if other than individual
Marijuana More than 10 kgs hashish; 50 to 99 kgs mixture more than 1 kg of hashish oil; 50 to 99 plants Not more than 20 years.
If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years, not more than life. Fine not more than $1 million if individual, $5 million if other than individual
Not more than 30 years.
If death or serious injury, life imprisonment. Fine not more than $2 million if individual, $10 million if other than individual
Marijuana 1 to 49 plants

Less than 50 kg

Not more than five years
Fine not more than $250,000 if individual, $1 million if other than individual
Not more than 10 years. Fine not more than $500,000 if individual, $2 million if other than individual
Hashish 10 kg or less
Hashish Oil 1 kg or less

21 U.S.C. 844 (a)

First conviction: Up to one-year imprisonment and fined at least $1,000 but not more than $100,000, or both.
After one prior drug conviction: At least 15 days in prison, not to exceed two years and fined at least $2,500 but not more than $250,000, or both.

After two or more prior drug convictions: At least 90 days in prison, not to exceed three years and fined at least $5,000 but not more than $250,000, or both.

Special sentencing provision for possession of crack cocaine: Mandatory at least five years in prison, not to exceed 20 years and fined up to $250,000, or both, if:

  • (a) First conviction and the amount of crack possessed exceeds 5 grams
  • (b) Second crack conviction and the amount of crack possessed exceeds 3 grams
  • (c) Third or subsequent crack conviction and the amount of crack possessed exceeds 1 gram

21 U.S.C. 853 (a)(2) and 881(a)(7)

Forfeiture of personal and real property used to possess or to facilitate possession of a controlled substance if that offense is punishable by more than one year imprisonment (See special sentencing provisions re: crack).

21 U.S.C. 881(a)(4)

Forfeiture of vehicles, boats, aircraft or any other conveyance used to transport or conceal a controlled substance.

21 U.S.C. 844a

Civil fine of up to $10,000.

21 U.S.C. 862

Denial of federal benefits, such as student loans, grants, contracts, and professional and commercial licenses, up to one year for first offense, up to five years for second and subsequent offenses.

18 U.S.C. 922(g)

Ineligible to receive or purchase a firearm.

Miscellaneous

Revocation of certain federal licenses and benefits, e.g., pilot licenses, public housing tenancy, etc., are vested within the authorities of individual federal agencies.

Health Risks Associated with the Use of Illicit Drugs and Alcohol

Drug CSA Schedule Trade Names
(Street Names)
Physical/
Psychological
Dependence
Heroin Substance I Diamorphine, Diacetyl-morphine (Horse, Junk, Smack, Dope, Brown Sugar, H, Brownstone) High/High
Morphine Substance II, III Ms-Contin, Roxanol, Oramorph SR, Duramorph (M, Miss Emma, Monkey) High/High
Codeine Substance I

Products III, V

Fiorinal, Fioricet, Tylenol w/ Codeine (Schoolboy, Juice) Moderate/
Moderate
Hydrocodone Substance II

Product II

Hydrocodone w/ Acetaminophen, Vicodin, Vicoprofen, Tussionex, Lortab High/High
Hydromorphone Substance II Dilaudid High/High
Oxycodone Substance II Roxicet, Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Endocet, Percocet, Percodan (Oxy’s, OC’s, Poor Man’s Heroin, Hillbilly Heroin) High/High
Fentanyl and analogs Substance I, II Actiq, Duragesic, Sublimaze (Apache, China Girl, TNT, Tango & Cash) High/High
Other Narcotics Substance II, III, IV Demerol, Methadone, Darvon, Stadol, Talwin, Paregoric, Buprenex High-Low/High-Low

Possible Effects

  • Euphoria
  • Drowsiness
  • Respiratory depression
  • Constricted pupils
  • Nausea

Effects of Overdose

  • Slow and shallow breathing
  • Clammy skin
  • Convulsions
  • Coma
  • Possible death

Withdrawal Syndrome

  • Watery eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Yawning
  • Loss of appetite
  • Irritability
  • Tremors
  • Panic
  • Cramps
  • Nausea
  • Chills and sweating
Drug CSA Schedule Trade Names
(Street Names)
Physical/
Psychological
Dependence
Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB) Substance I

Product III

Sodium Oxybate Xyrem (Liquid X, Grievous Bodily Harm, Georgia Home Boy, Scoop) Moderate/
Moderate
Flunitrazepam Substance IV Rohypnol (Roofies, Roofenol, Roche, Date Rape Drug) Moderate/
Moderate
Methaqualone Substance I Quaalude, Sopor, Parest (Ludes) Moderate/
Moderate
Barbiturates Substance II, III, IV Amytal, Nembutal, Seconal, Phenobarbital (Barbs, Reds, Tooies, Yellows) High-Mod/
High-Mod
Benzodiazepines Substance IV Valium, Xanax, Halcion, Ativan, Klonopin, Librium (Candy, Downers, Sleeping Pills) Moderate/
Moderate
Other Depressants Substance I, II, III, IV Ambien, Sonata, Meprobamate, Glutethimide, Chloral Hydrate (Noctec) Moderate/
Moderate

Possible Effects

  • Slurred speech
  • Disorientation
  • Drunken behavior without odor of alcohol
  • Impaired memory of events

Effects of Overdose

  • Shallow respiration
  • Clammy skin
  • Dilated pupils
  • Coma
  • Possible death

Withdrawal Syndrome

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Tremors
  • Delirium
  • Convulsions
  • Possible death
Drug CSA Schedule Trade Names
(Street Names)
Physical/
Psychological
Dependence
Cocaine Substance II Cocaine Hydrochloride (Coke, Snow, Crack, Blow, Rock, Powder, Candy) Possible/High
Amphetamine/
Methamphetamine
Substance II Adderall, Dexedrine, Desoxyn, Biphetamine (Crank, Ice, Crystal, Meth, Speed, Black Beauties, Bennies, Uppers) Possible/High
Methylphenidate Substance II Ritalin, Concerta, Focalin, Metadate (JF, MPH, Vitamin-R, Skippy) Possible/High
Other Stimulants Substance III, IV Adipex, Ionamin, Prelu-2, Didrex, Provigil Possible/High

Possible Effects

  • Increased alertness
  • Excitation, euphoria
  • Increased pulse and blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite

Effects of Overdose

  • Agitation
  • Increased body temperature
  • Hallucinations
  • Convulsions
  • Possible death

Withdrawal Syndrome

  • Apathy
  • Long periods of sleep
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Disorientation
Drug CSA Schedule Trade Names
(Street Names)
Physical/
Psychological
Dependence
MDMA and Analogs Substance I Methylenedioxymethamphetamine
(Ecstacy, XTC, Adam, X, E, STP)
Possible/
Moderate

Possible Effects – MDMA and Analogs

  • Heightened senses
  • Teeth grinding
  • Dehydration

Effects of Overdose – MDMA and Analogs

  • Increased body temperature
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Cardiac arrest

Withdrawal Syndrome – MDMA and Analogs

  • Muscle aches
  • Drowsiness
  • Depression
Drug CSA Schedule Trade Names
(Street Names)
Physical/
Psychological
Dependence
LSD Substance II Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (Acid, Microdot, Blotter, Purple Haze, Sugar) None/ Unknown
Phencyclidine and Analogs Substance I, II, III N/A Possible/High
Ketamine Substance III N/A Possible/High
Psilocybin Substance I N/A None/Unknown
Mescaline and Peyote Substance I N/A None/Unknown
Other Hallucinogens Substance I N/A None/Unknown

Possible Effects

  • Illusions and hallucinations
  • Altered perception of time and distance
  • Euphoria

Effects of Overdose

  • (LSD) Longer more intense “trips”
  • Unable to direct movement, to feel pain or remember
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Psychosis
  • Coma, possible death

Withdrawal Syndrome

  • Unknown
Drug CSA Schedule Trade Names
(Street Names)
Physical/
Psychological
Dependence
Marijuana Substance I Cocaine Hydrochloride (Coke, Snow, Crack, Blow, Rock, Powder, Candy) Unknown/Moderate
Tetrahydrocannabinol Substance I
Product III
THC, Marinol Yes/Moderate

Possible Effects

  • Relaxed inhibitions
  • Increased appetite
  • Virilization

Effects of Overdose

  • Fatigue
  • Paranoia
  • Possible psychosis

Withdrawal Syndrome

  • Occasional reports of insomnia
  • Hyperactivity
  • Decreased appetite
Drug CSA Schedule Trade Names
(Street Names)
Physical/
Psychological
Dependence
Testosterone Substance III Depo Testosterone, Sustanon, Sten, Cypt Unknown/Unknowm
Nandrolone Decanoate, Phenpropionate Unknown/Unknowm
Oxymetholone Unknown/Unknowm
Other Anabolic Steroids Substance III Parabolan, Winstrol, Equipose, Anadrol, Dianabol, Primabolin-Depo, D-Ball, Oxandrin, Durabolin (Roids, Juice) Unknown/Yes

Possible Effects

  • Edema
  • Testicular atrophy
  • Gynecomastia
  • Acne
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Hypertension

Effects of Overdose

  • Unknown
  • Methemoglobulinemia

Withdrawal Syndrome

  • Possible depression
Drug Trade Names
(Street Names)
Physical/
Psychological
Dependence
Amyl and Butyl Nitrates Pearls, Poppers, Rush, Locker Room Unknown/Unknowm

Possible Effects – Amyl and Butyl Nitrates

  • Headache
  • Impaired memory

Effects of Overdose – Amyl and Butyl Nitrates

  • Vomiting

Withdrawal Syndrome – Amyl and Butyl Nitrates

  • Agitation
Drug Trade Names
(Street Names)
Physical/
Psychological
Dependence
Nitrous Oxide Laughing Gas, Balloons, Whippets Unknown/Low
Other Inhalants Adhesives, spray paint, hair spray, dry cleaning fluid, spot remover, lighter fluid Unknown/High

Possible Effects – Nitrous Oxide and Other Inhalants

  • Slurred speech
  • Drunken behavior
  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Organ damage

Effects of Overdose – Nitrous Oxide and Other Inhalants

  • Respiratory depression
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Possible death

Withdrawal Syndrome – Nitrous Oxide and Other Inhalants

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Convulsions

Related Information

Document History

  • Last Reviewed Date: 8/2/21
  • Last Revised Date: 8/2/21
  • Policy Origination Date: Unknown

Who Approved This Policy

  • Gene Palma, Vice President of University Wellness, Safety and Administration
  • Sentwali Bakari, Vice President for Student Affairs

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