Last Revised: January 2009
The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to maintaining a university environment free of the abuse of alcohol or other drugs.
The University complies with the Omnibus Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 (the "Drug Free Workplace" Act) and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989. Specifics include:
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides help to university employees and their families with an alcohol and/or drug problem. This help is available 24 hours per day by calling (877) 234-5151 or you may contact a representative online at Life Works (user ID is NSHE and the password is EAP).
This assistance is provided by off-campus agencies and is completely confidential. Administrative leave may be granted for an initial visit to the agency. The staff at EAP are trained to evaluate and refer individuals to the appropriate educational and support groups, or more structured and organized chemical dependency programs.
All of the health insurance plans include coverage for treatment programs. Coverage differs, so employees should contact their health provider to find out what plan specific benefits are offered.
Faculty and staff can refer students to receive help through the University Substance Abuse Program in the Thompson Student Services Building, Room 202, 784-4648. Programs are available for training university personnel in recognition of alcohol and drug abuse behaviors and in referral and intervention strategies.
Operational guidelines for serving alcohol at university-sponsored functions are available by contacting the Student Life Services Office at 784-1471.