Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
Thomas University is committed to establishing and maintaining a drug-free campus.
- Under this policy, the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of any illegal drug is prohibited in all areas of Thomas University, including buildings, vehicles, and grounds.
- Smoking is prohibited in all Thomas University buildings. Smoking is permitted in open-air areas at least twenty-five (25) feet from any building.
- The sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages is not permitted on campus. If permission is granted to serve alcohol during university events, lessee or caterer is responsible for adhering to city, county, and state ordinances.
Counseling and Treatment Resources
The University recognizes that addiction to or abuse of alcohol or other drugs is a treatable health problem and will be dealt with as such, provided no illegal actions have been committed.
- Assistance with alcohol or other drug abuse and associated problems is available to all Thomas University employees. Individuals may contact Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous whose programs are free and are reported to have high long-term recovery rates. Employees desiring professional evaluation, personal counseling, or treatment for alcohol or other drugs may contact the Employee Assistance Program of the John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital.
- Inpatient treatment, if necessary, is also available through Thomas’s employee health insurance plan, subject to the terms of the plan.
- Employee Assistance Program of the John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital (229) 228-2210 or toll-free 1-877-EAP-ARCH
- Alcoholics Anonymous (229) 435-2263 or www.aasouthgeorgia.org.