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Employee Relations

Office of Human Resources

ETSU Policy Statement on Drug Free Campus

It is the policy of this university that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, use of alcohol and illicit drugs on the ETSU campus in the workplace (on or off campus), on property owned or controlled by ETSU, or as part of any activity of ETSU is strictly prohibited. All employees and students are subject to applicable federal, state and local laws related to this matter.Additionally, any violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action.

For complete policy information, see ETSU's Policy Statement on Drug Free Campus,


Alcohol and Drug Abuse in America

For a summary of key substance use and mental health indicators in the U.S., download the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA).


Health Risks Associated With the Use of Illicit Drugs and the Abuse of Alcohol

There are many health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol including organic damage; impairment of brain activity, digestion, and blood circulation; impairment of physiological processes and mental functioning; and, physical and psychological dependence. Such use during pregnancy may cause spontaneous abortion, various birth defects or fetal alcohol syndrome. Additionally, the illicit use of drugs increases the risk of contracting hepatitis, AIDS and other infections. If used excessively, the use of alcohol or drugs singularly or in certain combinations may cause death.


Helpful websites: 

(ETSU is not responsible for off-campus site content)

  1. US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

  2. Partnership for a Drug Free America


Available Drug and Alcohol Counseling, Treatment, Rehabilitation Programs, and Employee Assistance Programs

ETSU is not responsible for off-campus site content)

Partners for Health
(TTY)
(855) 437-3486
(800) 456-4006
ETSU Employee Assistance Program (423) 439-5825
ETSU Department of Public Safety (423) 439-4480

Alcoholics Anonymous Tri Cities 24 Hour Hotline

(423) 928-0871
Johnson City

(865) 522-9667
Kingsport/Bristol

Comprehensive Community Services
(Alcohol & Drug  Counseling & Prevention Center)
(423) 928-6581
Woodridge Hospital (423) 431-7111
Woodridge Hospital Mental Health Crisis Hotline 1-(800) 366-1132
Frontier Health Crisis Services
24-Hour Helpline
(423) 467-3600
(877) 928-9062
Alcoholics Anonymous - East Tennessee Information (865) 974-9888
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