Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

Health Risks Associated with Use of Illicit Drugs and the Abuse of Alcohol

Excessive alcohol consumption and abuse of illicit drugs can lead to certain types of cancer, pathological changes in the liver, brain, heart and muscle which can lead to disability and death, addiction, birth defects, shortened life span, stomach ulcers, phlebitis, varicose veins, and other health problems. Alcohol and drugs are also a major factor in homicides, assaults, rapes, suicide, family and date violence. Alcohol is significantly involved in all types of accidents - motor vehicle, home, industrial, and recreational. Unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases are often associated with alcohol or other drug abuse, as well as relationship, academic or work problems.

Additional information about the possible effects and health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol is available to staff by contacting Strong Employee Assistance Program (585-475-0432) and available to students at the University Counseling Center (585-275-3113).

Resources for Substance Abuse Problems

Resources for Faculty and Staff

If you are concerned about your own, an employee’s or a colleague’s alcohol or drug use please contact Strong Employee Assistance Program. Strong EAP is a free and confidential benefit available to faculty, staff and their family members. We are available to provide services for those who choose to request help with their problems. Any contact with Strong EAP is confidential within the limits of applicable law and ethical guidelines.

Resources for Students

If you are concerned about your own alcohol or drug use, or you are concerned about a student’s alcohol or drug use, contact University Counseling Center or University Health Services.  Confidential individual assessments and education are available.