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The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) amendments of 1989 require that as a condition of receiving funds, or any other form of financial assistance under any federal program, Tidewater Community College certify that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. Tidewater Community College is unequivocally opposed to the misuse of lawful drug, the possession and use of unlawful drugs, the abuse of alcohol. The policy and programs are designed to identify problems at the earliest stage, motivate the affected individuals to seek help, and to direct the individual toward the best assistance available. Tidewater Community College conducts a biennial review in all even years. 

In order to accomplish this mission, the illegal use of alcohol or drugs by any member of Tidewater Community College is prohibited. 

In accordance with such regulations, Tidewater Community College has designed and implemented the Drug Abuse and Alcohol Prevention Program (DAAPP). The content of this plan, it’s policies and procedures, and important referral information is outlined in the following compilation.

Certification Letter

Biennial Report, Published December 2022