Latin Beauty Academy is committed to providing a safe and healthy learning environment for all our faculty, staff, and students. Our institution recognizes that the improper use of alcohol and drugs will interfere with the school’s mission and vision by negatively affecting the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students. It is due to the harm caused by excessive and illegal use of alcohol and drugs.
Our institution has a vested interest in enforcing rules to prohibit the unlawful use, possession, and distribution of these and the penalties that address violations as indicated in the Department of Education and described in the NACCAS and CIE policies for students and employees. All faculty, staff, and students also are governed by federal, state, and local laws and policy, and will be held accountable for any illegal use or possession of alcohol and drugs. It is the responsibility of all faculty, staff, and students to be aware of these laws.
Employees, students, and campus visitors may not unlawfully manufacture, consume, possess, sell, distribute, transfer or be under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or other controlled substances on school property, while driving a school vehicle or while otherwise engaged in any school activity or business. Any person taking prescription drugs or over-the-counter medication is personally responsible for ensuring that while taking such drugs or medications, he or she is not a safety risk to themselves and others while on school property, while driving a school or privately owned vehicle on campus, or while otherwise engaged in any school related activity. It is illegal to misuse prescription medication, thru the continued use of the medication when the prescription is no longer valid, using prescribed drugs contrary to the prescription, and giving or selling prescribed drugs to another person.
* Providing individual and group education, prevention, and awareness activities.
* Providing individual counseling sessions.
* Providing group peer counseling sessions.
* Creating a health-promoting environment throughout the school.
* Enforcing policies and local, state, and federal laws to address the dangers of alcohol and drug use.
* Providing early intervention and referral to community agencies for rehabilitation and treatment.
* Slowed reflexes;
* Disorientation leading to higher risk of accidents and problem behavior;
* Cancer and other illnesses;
* Highly addictive.
* Careless behavior,
* Pushing beyond the physical capacity,
* Leading to exhaustion;
* Tolerance increases rapidly.
* Long Term Effects
* Physical and psychological dependence;
* Withdrawal can result in depression and suicide;
* Continued high doses can cause heart problems, infections, malnutrition and death.
* Increase in forgetfulness;
* Alters judgment of space and distance;
* Aggravate pre-existing heart
* Mental health problems.
* Interfere with physical, psychological, social development of young users.
* increased breathing;
* Increase Heart rate, Heart palpitations;
* Paranoia and confusion.
* COCAINE (crack) Long Terms Health Effects
* Damage to respiratory and immune systems;
* Seizures and loss of brain function;
* Highly addictive.
* Hallucinations, seizures, violent behavior and paranoia;
* Lead to lack of appetite, vomiting and tremor;
* Increased risk of suicide and death.
* Induces sudden changes in behavior, loss of concentration and memory;
* Increases risk of birth defects in user's children;
* Overdose can cause psychosis, convulsions, coma and death.
* Lead to rapid and irregular heart rhythms, heart failure and death.
* Overdose can cause coma, convulsions, respiratory arrest and death.
* Highly addictive, tolerance increases rapidly.
* Overdose can cause coma, respiratory arrest, convulsions and death;
* Withdrawal can be dangerous;
* In combination with other controlled substances can quickly cause coma and death;
* Sedatives Short Term Health Effects
* Tolerance can increase rapidly.
* Diseases of the respiratory tract such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and emphysema, and cancer, particularly lung cancer and
* Cancers of the larynx and mouth; nicotine is highly addictive.
* Suspension or Dismissal from school.
* Suspension or Termination from employment.
* Required attendance at substance abuse education or treatment program.
* Fines as determined under local, state, or federal laws.
* Loss of driving privileges.
* Imprisonment, including up to life imprisonment, for possession or trafficking in drugs.
* Forfeiture of personal and real property.
* Denial of federal benefits such as student financial aid.
The biennial review will be assigned and conducted by the President/CEO and Campus Director responsible for Student Services. The offices review, if applicable, all logs to determine the number of students requesting assistance with drug or alcohol abuse or related problems. They will also review all teacher student referrals to the administration for violations to the Post-Secondary Code of Student Conduct related to drug or alcohol abuse or related issues in the institution.
Drug abuse prevention materials and information will be readily available in the Main Office for students to read and take as appropriate. Materials are provided based organizations and agencies that support the drug and alcohol abuse initiatives of our schools.
A survey will be developed to assess student’s and employee’s opinion on the effectiveness of the school’s drug and alcohol abuse prevention program. Survey’s will be analyzed and shared with students and faculty. Based on the analysis of the survey and recommendations from students, faculty, staff and administrators, revisions and updates to the school’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention program will made.
President/CEO and Campus Director will also conduct research to identify and review evidence based intervention programs and publications that can support the school’s effort to establish an effective alcohol and drug prevention program. Research and studies provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, The Rand Corporation’s Drug Policy Research Center Brief on the Benefits of School–Based Drug Prevention Programs, and other targeted prevention approaches to select and implement best practices.
Faculty and staff referrals to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) are confidential and the school cannot determine how many employees were referred and/or submitted self-referrals for assistance.
Information on the EAP can be accessed at http://pers.dadeschools.net/eap/Employees.asp