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Substance Abuse

UC San Diego expects faculty, staff, and students to maintain a drug-free campus. The university also offers programs and services for employees with substance dependency problems.

Drug-free workplace

All UCSD employees and students are expected to keep campus communities and worksites free from the illegal possession, use, or distribution of alcohol or controlled substances in compliance with federal and state laws. In addition, employees who use or abuse alcohol or controlled substances in a manner that impairs work performance may be subject to corrective action or may be required to participate satisfactorily in a rehabilitation program. Federal law requires drug and alcohol testing of transportation employees. Find out how that law is applied at UCSD.

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Rehabilitation

UCSD recognizes dependency on alcohol and other drugs as a treatable condition and offers programs and services for employees with substance dependency problems. Employees are encouraged to seek assistance, as appropriate, from the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program or health centers in the community.

Note: Information obtained by UCSD regarding an employee who inquires about or participates in such programs or services is confidential, in accordance with federal and state laws.

Also refer to the University of California's policy on substance abuse (PDF).