Cocaine provides a short-lived “high” followed by depression, paranoia, anxiety, guilt, anger and fear.
It can cause rapid physical and psychological addiction.
In some instances it can depress the immune system, increase the risk of heart attack, contribute to lung diseases, and infertility.
Alcohol, used abusively, will impair judgment, result in anxiety, feelings of guilt, depression and isolation.Prolonged use may cause liver and heart disease, cancer, and psychological problems and dependency in the form of alcoholism.Overdose can cause fatigue, paranoia and possible death.Depressants such as barbiturates, chloral hydrate, benzodiazepines, etc., can cause slurred speech, disorientation and drunken behavior without the odor of alcohol.Alcohol used by pregnant women is the leading preventable cause of mental retardation in children.
Under Georgia and federal law, it is a crime to possess, manufacture, sell, or distribute illegal drugs.
Such unlawful activity may be considered sufficient grounds for serious punitive action, including expulsion.
Disciplinary sanctions for students convicted of a felony offense involving alcohol or the manufacture, distribution, sale, possession or use of marijuana, controlled substances or other illegal or dangerous drugs shall be immediate suspension and denial of further state and/or federal funds from the date of conviction.
Overdose of narcotics can cause slow and shallow breathing, clammy skin, convulsions, coma and possible death.
Prescription drugs, used improperly, can cause tired-ness, or hyperactivity, impaired reflexes, brain dam-age, and, in some instances, addiction or death.
Ever Fi’s Alcohol Edu for College is an interactive, confidential, and personalized online program that is available to all students at OFTC.