Substance Abuse Policy

SDI is committed to promoting a drug-free learning experience, maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all students and employees. The use of performance-impairing substances can have an adverse effect on judgment and increase the risk of injuries. In keeping with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), all students and employees are advised that individuals who violate federal, state, or local laws and/or the Institute’s policies, are subject to disciplinary action and criminal prosecution.

The possession, use, or distribution of a controlled substance or dangerous drugs, or any drug unlawful to possess is a violation of the law and the Institute’s policy. Penalties may include required participation in and completion of appropriate rehabilitation programs in addition to federal, state and local sanctions.

Students and employees should be aware of the significant psychological and physiological health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol. Physical addiction, loss of control, withdrawal syndrome, and damage to vital organs can result from drug and alcohol abuse. Additional information regarding the effects, symptoms of overdose and withdrawal, and potential consequences may be found at:

The following resources are available for assisting with possible problems related to substance abuse:


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