Drug-Free Schools Information
In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, California State University, Fullerton is committed to promoting the health of our students by preserving a drug-free environment. All students should be aware that the unlawful possession, use, manufacture, dispensation, or distribution of alcohol or illicit drugs on university property or as part of any of its activities is prohibited by both law and university policy (see more information below). Students should also be aware of the health risks associated with alcohol and other drug use which are listed below:
Drug-Type Most Common Complications/Long-Term Effects
♦ Amphetamines (Benzedrine, Dexedrine, Diet Pills, MDMA, Ecstasy): Nervousness, paranoia, dizziness, tremors, decreased mental ability, impotence, insomnia, skin disorders, malnutrition, delusions, psychosis, seizures, death.
♦ Cocaine (Cocaine Powder, Crack, Freebased Coke): Tremors, nasal bleeding and inflammation, toxic psychosis, seizures, damage to nasal septum and blood vessels, death from overdose (heart or respiratory failure).
♦ Nicotine (Cigarettes, Chewing Tobacco): High blood pressure, emphysema, bronchitis, heart and lung disease, cancer, death.
♦ Caffeine (Coffee, Cola, No-Doz): Nervousness, insomnia, dehydration, stomach irritation, fatigue.
♦ Alcohol: Dehydration, hangover, overdose or mixing with other depressants can cause respiratory failure, obesity, impotence, psychosis, ulcers, malnutrition, liver and brain damage, delirium, tremors, death.
♦ Tranquilizers (Valium, Librium, Miltown, Thorazine): Hangover, menstrual irregularities, increases or decreases effect of other drugs, especially dangerous with alcohol, destroys blood cells, jaundice, coma, death.
♦ Barbiturates (Amytal, Seconal, Phenobarbital): Lethargy, hangover, blurred vision, nausea, depression, seizures, excessive sleepiness, confusion, irritability, severe withdrawal sickness; can be fatal if mixed with alcohol and other depressants.
♦ Narcotics (Heroin, Morphine, Codeine, Demerol): Respiratory and circulatory depression, dizziness, vomiting, sweating, dry mouth, lowered libido, lethargy, constipation, weight loss, temporary sterility and impotence, withdrawal sickness, stupor, death.
♦ Inhalants (Amyl Nitrate, glue, paint, nitrous oxide): Headaches, dizziness, accelerated heart rate, nausea, nasal irritation, cough, impotence, hallucination, liver, kidney, bone marrow and brain damage, death.
♦ Cannabis (Marijuana, Hashish, THC): Impaired driving ability, possible lung damage, reduced sperm count and sperm mobility.
♦ Hallucinogens (LSD, Psilocybin, MDA, Peyote, DMT, STP): Depression, paranoia, physical exhaustion after use, psychosis (freaking out).
Help for substance abuse problems may be obtained from one of the following resources:
♦ CSUF Student Health and Counseling Center, for confidential counseling and referral to local agencies, (657) 278-2800 or (714) 278-3040
♦ Alcoholics Anonymous of Orange County, (714) 556-4555
♦ National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Hotline, call 1-800-662-HELP
♦ Al-Anon World Service Office, 1-800-356-9996;
♦ Nar-Anon Family Group Headquarters, (310) 547-5800
Possession of Illicit Drugs
First Offense: prison sentences up to 1 year and fines up to $100,000; Second Offense: prison sentences up to 2 years and fines up to $250,000; Special sentencing provisions apply for possession of crack cocaine, including imprisonment of 5 to 20 years and fines up to $2,500,000 for first offense, depending upon the quantity of crack possessed.
Trafficking of Illicit Drugs
Penalties vary depending upon the quantity of drugs involved. The manufacture, sale or distribution of all Schedule I and II illicit drugs (e.g., cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin, PCP, LSD, Fentanyl, and all mixtures containing such substances) is a felony. First offense: prison sentences of five years to life (20 years to life if death or serious injury is involved) and fines of up to $4 million for offenses by individuals (up to $10 million for other than individuals). Second offense: prison sentences of then years to life (not less than life if death or serious injury is involved), and fines up to $8 million for offenses by individuals.
Trafficking in marijuana, hashish, and mixtures containing such substances is also prohibited. First offense: up to life if death or serious injury is involved and fines up to $4 million for offense by individuals (up to $10 million for other than individuals). Second offense: up to life (not more than life if death or serious injury is involved) and fines up to $8 million for individuals (up to $20 million for other than individuals).
For illegal trafficking of Schedule III, IV and V illicit drugs (e.g., anabolic steroids, Darvon®, Talwin®, Equanil® and over-the-counter cough medicines with codeine). First offense: up to five years imprisonment and fines up to $250,000 (up to $1 million for other than individuals). Second offense: up to ten years imprisonment and fines up to $500,000 (up to $2 million for other than individuals).
Note: Violation of student conduct regulations regarding substances can result in probation, suspension or expulsion from the university and referral for prosecution.
Vice President for Student Affairs