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Sec 484, subsection R of the Higher Education Act of 1998 (HEA)

Under Section 8484, subsection R of the Higher Education Act of 1998, students convicted under federal or state law for the sale or possession of drugs will have their federal financial aid eligibility suspended. This includes all federal grants, loans, federal work-study, programs, and more.  Violators will be subject to termination, criminal prosecution, fines, and imprisonment. It is unlawful to sell, furnish, or provide alcohol to a person under the age of 21. The possession of alcohol by anyone under 21 years of age in a public place or a place open to the public is illegal.  It is also a violation of the school's Alcohol Policy for anyone to consume or possess alcohol in any public or private area of the school.

*The school does not provide drug prevention programs for students and employees; however, you can find drug and alcohol abuse help at the El Paso Drug Treatment Center pr you can get information from the Administration office.

                   ALCOHOL 

       Straight to Your Head

Thirty seconds after your first sip, alcohol races into your brain. It slows down the chemicals and pathways that your brain cells use to send messages. That alters your mood, slows your reflexes, and throws off your balance. You also can’t think straight, which you may not recall later, because you’ll struggle to store things in long-term memory.

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Did you know

  • Alcohol is a depressant that decreases the response of the central nervous system.

  • Excessive drinking can cause liver damage and psychotic behavior

  • As little as two beers or drinks can impair coordination and thinking.

  • Alcohol is often used by substance abuser to enhance the effects of other drugs

  • Alcohol continues to be the most frequently abused substance among young adults.

                     marijuana

                                                                 aka

Pot, Grass, Joint, Roaches, Reefer, Weed, Mary Jane, Funk, Skunk, Dro, Bones, Dread

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Did you know that

  • Marijuana nay causes impaired short-term memory, a shortened attention span, and delayed reflexes.

  • .During pregnancy, marijuana may cause birth defects

  • Marijuana may cause a fast rate  and pulse

  • Repeated use of marijuana may cause breathing [roblems

  • Possession of marijuana is illegal in fifty states.

  • Marijuana may cause relaxed inhibitions, disorientation behavior

  • All forms of marijuana are ming altering  In other words, they change how the brain works

COCAINE

                                                                                                  aka

Blow, Coke, Crack, Charlie, Whitewash, Toot, Flake, Stones, Powder, Sniff, Girl, Snow, Percy, Pebbles,                                                                          Freebase, Chingy

Cocaine is a highly addictive drug, and it is abused by up to 21 million people worldwide. Risks of addiction include:

    • Overdose

    • HIV infection

    • Hepatitis B infection

    • Hepatitis C infection

    • Mood disorders

    • Cardiovascular disease

    • Respiratory illness

    • Gastrointestinal disease

    • High blood pressure

    • Poly-drug abuse

    • Stroke

    • Weight loss

    • Seizures

    • Altered sleep patterns

    • Memory loss

    • Slow reaction time

    • Short attention span

    • Shrinking brain size

    • Nosebleeds

    • Nose collapse

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     Barbiturate

Symptoms: A person who uses barbiturate may have poor muscle control, appear drowsy or drunk, become confused, irritable, inattentive, or have slowed reaction.

Ica  aka : Meth, Crystal, Crank, Methamphetamines

Did you know that 

  • Ice is extremely addictive- sometimes with just one use!

  • Ic can cause convulsion. heart irregularities, high blood pressure, Depression restlessness, tremors, severe fatigue

  • An overdose cause coma and death

  • when you stop using ice you may experience a deep depression

  • Ice causes a very jittery high, along with ith anxiety,  insomnia sometimes paranoia.

  Hallucinogens

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Types of hallucinogens

  • One use of LSD of PCP ca cause multiple and dramatic behavioral changes

  • Large dose of hallucinogens may cause convulsions, rupture blood vessels, and the grain and irreversible brain damage.

  • Many hallucinogens cause unpleasant and potentially dangerous" flashbacks," long after the drugs were used

  • Most hallucinogen cause :hallucinations:i.e. changes in perception of time, smell, touch, etc'

             Ecstasy

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Called MDMA (3-4-Methylenedioxymehamphetamine) by scientists, it is a synthetic chemical that can be derived from the essential oil of the sassafras tree. One of the most dangerous drugs threatening young people today. MDMA is also one of the easiest illegal drugs to obtain.

  • effects like those of amphetamines and hallucinogens.

  • Distributed almost anywhere, it has become extremely popular at social events like raves, hip hop parties, concerts, etc.

  • Short-term effects include psychological difficulties (confusion, depression, sleep problems, craving, severe anxiety, and paranoia). These effects occur during use and can continue even weeks after use

  • The physical problem that can occur is muscle tension, involuntary teeth clenching, nausea, blurred vision, rapid eye movement, fever, chills, or sweating.

         Narcotics

Include Herion,Codien.Morphine,Opiium,Precedent

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