February 24, 2014

Join the Nutrition Challenge
Help Pick the 2014 Staff Fest Theme - DEADLINE IS TODAY!
Free Health Screenings Continue on Campus
Upcoming Workshops on “Behavioral Health Treatment of African Americans:  Individuals, Children and Families
Emory Employees Can Give Back Through MyEmory
Freedom From Smoking
Research & Clinical Career Fair Coming in May
Updates to Emory Alcohol and Drug Policy
Special Educational Series on Adoption in Georgia
Grief and Loss Support Group


Updates to Emory Alcohol and Drug Policy

Emory University is committed to the health and well-being of its faculty, staff, and student body. Federal regulations, including the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, mandate that Emory maintain an Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Policy and distribute such policy to all students, faculty, and staff.

Emory’s policy, along with resources, health risks of alcohol and drug abuse, and consequences of this abuse, may be found at http://policies.emory.edu/8.8.  Please note that recent updates to the policy went into effect on February 6, 2014. These updates include a more detailed overview statement, clarification of the use of alcohol in University Residence Halls, and clarification of a host’s responsibility to inform guests of this policy.

Members of the campus community are responsible for being fully aware of University policy, as well as local, state, and federal laws regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs. Alcohol and drug misuse and abuse can be detrimental to one’s overall physical and emotional health, as well as to academic and/or professional work performance.

Additional resources:

If you or someone you know needs assistance because of alcohol and/or drug use, Emory sponsors several programs that provide information and professional services for faculty, staff, and students. These programs provide education, consultation, assessment, counseling, and referral in a professional environment that respects individual confidentiality and integrity.

Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), www.fsap.emory.edu, 404-727-4328
FSAP has an anonymous on-line self-assessment tool for alcohol abuse and other concerns that provides confidential results. The brief assessment provides immediate feedback and recommended treatment information. We encourage you to take advantage of this free, online service. Visit the site at www.MentalHealthScreening.org/screening/EMORY. The FSAP only receives reports of group aggregate data from the various self-assessment tools. 


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