ACTC is a Drug Free Institution

Statement of Policy

Ashland Community and Technical College is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for its students, faculty and staff. The college has defined conduct in relation to the unlawful possession, use, dispensation, distribution or manufacture of alcohol or illicit drugs. This includes proper possession and use of prescription medications.  In accordance with Kentucky law, all prescription medications in an individual’s possession while on campus must be in the original, individual prescription container with formal prescription label indicating the medication therein, and to whom it is prescribed.  Multiple medications may not be mixed in a singular container, but should be kept in separate original bottles with appropriate labeling.

Conduct which violates this definition poses unacceptable risks and disregard for the health, safety, and welfare of members of the college community and shall result in disciplinary action up to and including suspension or termination.

As a recipient of federal grants and contracts, Ashland Community and Technical College gives this notice to students, faculty and staff that it is in compliance with and shall continue to be in compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989. Students, faculty and staff are herein notified of the standards of conduct which shall be applicable while on Ashland Community and Technical College property.

Resources for Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Using drugs (both illegal and legal) can lead to abuse, addiction, serious health problems, and even death.  To learn more about the adverse effects of drugs and other substances, go to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s website at http://www.justthinktwice.com.

Counseling services are available off campus through Pathways.  With more than 50 facilities in a ten-county region, Pathways provides services for mental health care, drug and alcohol addiction, and care of those with mental retardation or developmental disabilities. 

24 Hour Help Line:
606-324-1141 (Ashland)
1-800-562-8909 (Outside Ashland)

Crisis Unit – 24 Hours
201 22nd Street
Ashland, KY 41101

Counseling services are available on campus at both College Drive and Technology Drive through a cooperative agreement between ACTC and the Lindsey Wilson School of Professional Counseling.  All services are free of charge and confidentiality is maintained.  Students wishing to utilize counseling services must simply meet with Heather Shelton, who is the designated ACTC staff member handling referrals.  Referred students are contacted directly by Lindsey Wilson counseling staff to set up an appointment convenient to their schedules.  For further information or to request a referral, please contact:

Heather Shelton
College Drive:  Main building - Room 220
Technology Drive:  Counseling area – Room 157E
Phone:  (606) 326-2051
Email:  Heather.Shelton@kctcs.edu