DAAPP for Students

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program (DAAPP)

Information And Reference For COM Students

Standards of Conduct

The District prohibits the unlawful possession, use, sale, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on the District’s property or as part of any of the District’s activities, including but not limited to field trips, activities or workshops.

From online catalog and new student orientation regarding drug and alcohol-free campus 
lt is the policy of the District to maintain a drug and alcohol-free campus for students, faculty, and staff. The College has established and will maintain a drug and alcohol-free awareness program. The program has and will continue to include the distribution of information on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, and referral resources for counseling -and rehabilitation dealing with drug abuse problems.

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance or alcohol is prohibited on any of the College of Marin campuses. The term 'controlled substance" is defined in the Health and Safety Code 11007. Students who violate these prohibitions will be subject to disciplinary action up to suspension from the College, in addition to criminal prosecution.

Board Policies

BP 3550  Drug and Alcohol Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program
BP 3560  Alcoholic Beverages
BP 3570  Smoke-Free Learning and Working Environment
BP 5500  Student Standards of Conduct

Counseling and Treatment

Health Services maintains a referral list to the county including outpatient and residential services.

Help Resources

If you are in need, Counseling and Psychological Services or Health Services can provide information, confidential referrals and assistance to those persons with problems stemming from use or abuse of drugs or alcohol. Employees are encouraged to utilize the Employees' Assistance Program (EAP) when necessary. Information pertaining to the EAP is available in Human Resources.
College of Marin Counseling and Psychological Services: (415) 485-9432
College of Marin Health Services: (415) 485-9458
College of Marin Human Resources: (415) 485-9340 
For additional screening and assessment for Alcohol, Tobacco and other drug problems in Marin, please contact:   
Recovery Connection Center (415) 755-2345

Service Providers

The following are service providers associated with Marin Health and Human Services:

Adult Residential Detoxification Services Buckelew Programs

Public funding and dependent on fundraising 
The Vine Recovery Center
301 Smith Ranch Rd, SR, CA 94903
(415) 492-0818 
The Vine Recovery Center give people with drug or alcohol problems--including those that have a mental illness--a chance to begin their recovery, they can also find support, acceptance and hope through individualized programs including counseling, education about alcohol and drug addiction, 12-step meetings, medical services, wellness and life care tools, relapse prevention and community mentors. This is a licensed 26-bed co-ed residential detoxification program.

Adult Residential Treatment 

Center Point
603 D Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 456-6655
Residential programs include an intensive, psycho-educational approach as well as therapeutic services such as cognitive, behavioral and psychosocial skills training. Sliding fee scale and no one will be denied service for their inability to pay.

Adult Outpatient Treatment Services

Center Point
603 D Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 456-6655 
Center Point offers a full spectrum of residential and outpatient services including mental health treatment services, case management, individual and group therapy, specialized services for critical populations including women and veterans, family advocacy and reunification, parolee services, workforce development and housing resources and referrals. Sliding fee scale, private pay and accepts insurance.
Marin Outpatient and Recovery Services
A Street, San Rafael, CA  94901
(415) 485-6736
Primary focus is substance abuse treatment; residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days) and is CA State Certified Alcohol & Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment Program. Sliding fee scale, self-payment, and private insurance.

Adolescent Services

Bay Area Community Resources (415) 755-2345
Links adults and adolescents with treatment and service providers in the bay area.
Huckleberry Youth Services (415) 258-4944
Substance Abuse Intervention and Treatment for Youth and Young Adults.  Provides outpatient substance abuse treatment for youth and young adults who have developed a dependency upon substances and are appropriate for a Level one outpatient program via individual, group and/or family sessions.   

Adult Medication-Assisted Outpatient Detoxification and Methadone Maintenance

Marin Treatment Center (415) 457-3755
Marin Treatment Center is the only Medi-cal covered Intensive Outpatient Program in the county providing Medication Assisted Treatment (Suboxone, Naltrexone or Antabuse), if indicated.

It is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) offers treatment for adults who are suited to a more flexible type of care than an inpatient setting. IOP is an integrated program designed to meet the treatment needs of the whole person.

Health Risks

Educate Yourself About Alcohol

Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. In alcoholic beverages, ethyl alcohol is the main ingredient. It is fermented from sugar or other carbohydrates found in grapes, other fruits, vegetables, and grains. A single standard drink consists of: one 12 ounce bottle of beer, one 4-5 ounce glass of wine, 1.5 ounces of 80 proof hard liquor. Click here to learn more.

Educate Yourself About Drugs

Aside from the health risks of alcohol, drugs (legal or illegal) carry their own risks.  Here are a few realities to consider

  • Since everyone’s brain and body chemistry is different and tolerance for drugs is different, you cannot predict the effect that a drug can have on you—especially if it’s the first time you try it, and even if it’s a small amount or dose.
  • Using drugs can lead to abuse, addiction, serious health problems, and even death.
  • Drugs that are legal—prescription and over-the counter (OTC) medications—can be just as dangerous as illegal drugs. 
    Click here to learn more.

Mixing Drugs and Alcohol

Mixing drugs and alcohol together is not smart. Caution! Alcohol and other drugs (legal or illegal) do not mix. The combinations can have unpredictable and unwanted consequences. Click here to learn more.

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Abuse Prevention

The District is committed to providing its employees and students with a drug and alcohol-free workplace and campus environment. It emphasizes prevention and intervention through education.

  • Students will be referred to programs and services by Student Health Services and/or Counseling.

Health Services is responsible for the dissemination of information on health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol. Aside from the availability of drug and alcohol literature including self-assessment tools in Health Services and online through their website, information is presented/distributed at different forums, e.g., Road to Success, club events, student orientations, Student Success Speaker Series, and one-to-one settings.

College Enforcement

Prohibition of Drugs and Alcohol

State and federal law prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of alcohol or any controlled substance on District property, during District‐sponsored field trips, activities or workshops, and in any facility or vehicle operated by the District.

Violation of this prohibition will result in appropriate action up to and including termination of employment, expulsion, and referral for prosecution, or, as permitted by law, may require satisfactory participation in an alcohol or drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program.

Board Policies

BP 3550  Drug and Alcohol-Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program
BP 3560  Alcoholic Beverages
BP 3570  Smoke-Free Learning and Working Environment
BP 5500  Student Standards of Conduct

State and federal law prohibit the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of alcohol or any controlled substance on District property, during District‐sponsored field trips, activities or workshops, and in any facility or vehicle operated by the District.

Legal sanctions could include one or more of the following, though this list is not exhaustive:

  • Fines and/or imprisonment
  • Loss of privileges (e.g., driver’s license suspension)
  • Probation
  • Court approved educational/treatment programs
  • Community service