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Drug and Alcohol Policy

Below are the requirements of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

Amendments of 1989, Public Law 101-226 and what PB Cosmetology Education Centre requires of staff and students.

Staff and students are prohibited from the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, or use of illicit drugs or alcohol. This prohibition applies while on the property of the school or participating in any institutional activity. Students or employees who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion or termination from school or employment.

Additionally, there are numerous local, state, and federal laws that can be used to punish violators. Penalties can range from suspension revocation and/or denial of a driver’s license, to 20-50 years imprisonment at hard labor without benefit of parole. Property may also be seized. Community service may also be mandated.

Students could lose eligibility for financial aid and could be denied other federal benefits, such as Social Security, retirement, Welfare, health care benefits, disability, and Veterans benefits. Public housing residents could also be evicted. Finally, a record of a felony or conviction in a drug-related crime may prevent a person from entering certain career.

 Drugs can be highly addictive and injurious to the body as well as one’s self. People tend to lose their senses of responsibility and co-ordination.

There are drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation facilities in our area where advice and treatment are available. The telephone numbers of these facilities may be found in your local telephone book or yellow pages under Drug Abuse and Addiction — Information and Treatment. If other help is required for rape counseling, or domestic violence contact The South Jersey Women’s Center at 856-457-4223 or

There are national organizations that can be contacted for help. The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Hotline is open 24 hours daily, 1-800-252-6465. The Cocaine Hotline, 1-800-444-9999 is also open 24 hours. The National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline is available 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM, Monday through Friday and 11:00 AM to 2:00 Am on weekends, 1-800-662-4357.

  • last updated as of 12/09/2022.
  • last date distributed to all employees and currently enrolled students.