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Substance Abuse Prevention

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is a community that cares about the well-being of its students, faculty, and staff, and as such, UTA continually strives to create and maintain a safe, secure, and supportive campus environment. As part of this effort, UTA prohibits the illegal use of alcohol and other drugs (AODs) on its campus and at campus-sponsored events, has developed an AOD-prevention program, and strictly complies with the requirements of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act amendments of 1989 (DFSCA).

Health risks associated with drug and alcohol abuse
Alcohol Awareness
Drug Awareness
Illicit Drugs and Alcohol Abuse (Hard copy brochures are available at the UTA Police Department and Health Services)

University policies related to the illegal possession, use, or distribution of drugs or alcohol
Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy
Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace Policy
Illicit Drugs and Alcohol Abuse
Drug-Free Work Force Rules for Employees whose Salaries are Funded by a Department of Defense Contract
Drug-Free Workplace

Availability of treatment for drug or alcohol problems

Employees—Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is provided through UTA’s Office of Human Resources at 1-800-343-3822 or at
Students—Drug and alcohol counseling and referral services are available with the Health Education and Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator at no charge. This free service can be provided as a presentation or by telephone. Please call 817-272-2771 to make an appointment.

The Center for Students in Recovery (CSR) is an important resource on campus for students struggling to stay sober. CSR provides a safe, healthy, and welcoming environment for students to cultivate life skills and celebrate recovery successes.

Internal sanctions and federal, state, and local legal penalties that may result from the illegal sale, possession, consumption, or distribution of drugs or alcohol
Disciplinary Penalties
Student Conduct and Discipline
Standards of Conduct Guide
Illicit Drugs and Alcohol Abuse (Hard copy brochures are available at the UTA Police Department and Health Services)

Tobacco Free Campus

As of August 1, 2011, The University of Texas at Arlington is a tobacco-free campus. In order to provide students, faculty, staff, and visitors with a healthy, welcoming learning environment, the University will begin prohibiting the use of all tobacco products — including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and smokeless tobacco—on campus property at all times. Violators will be subject to penalties detailed in the tobacco-free campus policy.

UTA is committed to providing students who wish to stop using tobacco products with the resources they need to transition to the new campus policy.

UTA offers tobacco cessation education classes that are free for all students. The Fresh Start From Tobacco program consists of a series of four classes designed to educate and assist individuals who are ready to make a fresh start from tobacco use (including smokeless tobacco).

Facilitated by Health Services, the four one-hour educational sessions address tobacco addiction and cessation topics. These classes cover addiction, quitting, coping strategies, and receiving help. It is important to attend all four sessions. In addition, all participants are eligible for a limited supply of nicotine replacement therapy patches and gum. Students may register for classes by contacting Health Services at 817-272-2771.