Keeping our environment drug-free

The well-being of any member of the Johns Hopkins family who is experiencing a problem with alcohol or substance abuse is of concern to everyone.

Recognizing that unhealthy use of alcohol or other drugs is often difficult to resolve on one's own and may require the help of professionals, the university encourages anyone experiencing difficulty with these issues to take advantage of the many programs and services it offers, including our Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, Student Assistance Program, Student Health & Wellness Center,University Health Services, Counseling Center, Office of Occupational Health Services, and other resources.

As part of our ongoing commitment to achieve a drug-free academic and work environment, and to ensure that every member of our university community is healthy and safe, a brochure that includes a statement of the university's philosophy, key policies, and educational materials on the health risks associated with alcohol and other drugs has been created.

It also outlines legal penalties imposed by the federal, state, and local governments; offers ideas on how to recognize if one of your friends, colleagues, or family members has an unhealthy use of alcohol or other drugs; and lists a variety of referral, counseling, and preventive services outside the university to help anyone who may need support.

Maintaining a Drug-Free Environment: The Hopkins Commitment is available on the Work, Life and Engagement website.

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