Summary: DRUG AND ALCOHOL
ABUSE PREVENTION POLICY
The University of Houston (the "University") prohibits the unlawful possession, use,
manufacture, or distribution of illicit drugs in the workplace, on the campus, or at any
University activities. Penalties for violation of this policy are indicated below.
The Dangers of Drug or Alcohol Abuse in the Workplace and on the Campus
There are many employed individuals whose job performance and productivity are
adversely affected by their progressive dependence on drugs or alcohol. Much of this
cost is in lost wages, health care expenses, and workers compensation. Additionally, the
impact of drug use and high risk alcohol consumption for college students can not be
overlooked in terms of its cost to the individual students affected and the University. For
specific information related to alcohol and other drug consumption and consequences, go
to the Higher Education Center website at www.higheredcenter.org.
The following terms are defined for the purposes of this policy and are important for
purposes of expressing the University's policy on a drug-free workplace:
a. Controlled Substance means a controlled substance in schedules I through V of section
202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812), as further defined by regulations
at 21 CFR 1300.11 through 1300.15, and as defined in the Texas Controlled
Substances Act (Texas Health & Safety Code, 481.001 et seq).