DRUG & ALCOHOL ABUSE PREVENTION

The Headquarters Academy of Hair Design embraces the spirit of the public law that
requires schools to provide a drug-free campus and workplace. As part of our
philosophy, we are dedicated to the advancement and well-being of the population we
serve. The use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs can lead to physical and
psychological health risks. These risks depend upon the type of drug used and the
intensity of the use. Long-term use of drugs can lead to organic damage to the body and
psychological problems. And even short-term use carries a risk of an overdose that can
result in effects as serious as death. Drug and alcohol use also carries other direct and
indirect health risks, including a heightened risk of blood-transmitted disease for users
of intravenous drugs, the risk of pregnancy complications and birth defects in women
who use drugs or alcohol while pregnant, and the impairment of the ability to operate
motor vehicles. As such, all students and employees are encouraged to abstain from the
use of illegal drugs and irresponsible use of alcohol.
Students are prohibited from the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing,
possession or use of a controlled substance or alcohol anywhere on the institution’s
property including grounds, parking areas, anywhere within the buildings or while
participating in school-related activities. Students are also prohibited from being
present on the institution’s property under the influence of alcohol or controlled
substances. Students who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to
and including termination of enrollment. If there is a reasonable suspicion that a student
of the HAHD is under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance while on the
institution’s premises, the student will be required to clock out for the day and asked to
leave and may be subject to formal discipline. In all cases, the HAHD will abide by local,
state, and federal sanctions regarding unlawful possession of drugs and the
consumption of alcohol, including the full enforcement of applicable underage drinking
laws.
Any student who suspects that he or she or someone else may be at risk is invited to
seek services that can be of help. The HAHD maintains drug and alcohol education
information and a list of counseling and support services, including local services, which
can be obtained from the Administrator.