Join Us for a Screening of “The Anonymous People” March 5

Student Life will be showing the film “The Anonymous People” on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 10 a.m. in Tate Hall.

“The Anonymous People” is a feature documentary film about the more than 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.  Deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The moving story of “The Anonymous People” is told through the faces and voices of the leaders, volunteers, corporate executives and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them. This passionate new public recovery movement is fueling a changing conversation that aims to transform public opinion, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting recovery solutions.

Please join us to watch and discuss this documentary.

Attend Alcohol Awareness & Healthy Decision Making Sessions

Student Life and Counseling Services are teaming up to sponsor events throughout the semester to increase Alcohol Awareness & Healthy Decision-making!

Staff and students are invited to attend Lunch & Learn seminars for Alcohol Awareness and Education, attend Alcohol and Substance Use Awareness Events, and stop by Counseling Services Information tables to receive informative brochures, information on helpful resources, and have the opportunity to complete a quick, optional self-report assessment on alcohol use (The AUDIT).

Lunch & Learns:

Harris Campus, Tuesday 2/24 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Room H1-1120

Harper Campus, Tuesday 3/3 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room 352H

Cato Campus, Monday 3/16 from noon – 1 p.m., Room 020

Information Tables:

Harris Campus Atrium, Tues. & Wed. 2/24 & 2/25, 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Harper Campus Auditorium area, Thurs. 2/26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Merancas Campus, TS Hallway, Thurs. 4/2, 9 a.m. -2 p.m.

Levine & Cato Campuses, Tuesday 4/21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in conjunction with the Student Life Substance Abuse Awareness events

Additional Events are currently being planned!

If you have questions please contact


Learn About the Collegiate Recovery Community

The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) at Central Piedmont Community College is a program for students who are in recovery from addictive disorders including alcohol, drugs and eating disorders. Students can engage with and seek support from students fighting the same battles as well as have access to supportive faculty and staff members on Central Campus. The program is designed to assist these students with any struggles they may have in maintaining sobriety while being a successful college student.  The CRC meets weekly on Wednesday at noon in Belk 5107.  In addition, the CRC has established a 12 Step Model Support Group meeting that meets Thursday at noon in Belk 5101.

For more information about the CRC contact Tony Beatty at or at 704.330.2722, extension 3481.

Get There Safe CPCC – Consequences of Alcohol

Drinking and Driving- under 21

A vehicle does not have to be involved in an accident in order for those under 21 to loose their license. It is against the law to purchase or attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages. If convicted, the minimum penalties are one year revoked license, community service hours and a $250 fee or jail time, court costs of $180, attorney’s fees of $500, and a insurance rate increase for 3 years.

Drinking and Driving- over 21

For drivers over the age of 21, the costs associated with impaired driving arrest can greatly vary depending on several factors, including blood-alcohol content, location or arrest, and number of offenses. The effect on the driver’s wallet starts the moment they are stopped by police. Driving while impaired (DWI) tickets are given to drivers with a blood alcohol level that meets or exceeds 0.08 or drivers who under the influence of or effected by alcohol and/or other drugs.  While actual costs of a DWI conviction my differ from case to case, all convictions are expensive, time consuming, and represent a heavy burden. Below are some of the fees and legal ramifications associated with a DWI.

  • Traffic fines of up to $10,000 for DWI offences
  • Attorney fees between $500 and $1,500
  • Court costs of $190
  • Jury trial or appeal to a higher court boosts costs even more
  • Insurance premium increases up to 400%
  • Your driver’s license can be revoked for one year for the first offence , four years for a second, and permanently for the third or more offenses
  • Pretrial driver’s license revocation fee of $100
  • Substance abuse assessment fee of 100%
  • A minimum fee of $75 for substance abuse treatment and $160 for ADET school
  • If ordered to perform community service, pay a fee of $250
  • DWI fee of $100
  • Driver’s License restoration fee paid to DMV of $100
  • Apart from financial aspects of a DWI arrest, there may be many social ramifications. Court appearances, community service requirements, or jail time leads to lost time, and lost wages.  Many employers will not hire and may terminate a person due to a DWI conviction.


It’s a “Mocktail” Party!

In recognition of National Alcohol Awareness Month, please join the CPCC Substance Abuse Program for Free “Mocktails” and information!

  • Alcohol-free mocktails
  • Alcohol screening
  • Drug/alcohol info

Monday, April 22

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

In front of the Levine Tech Building

Sponsored by CPCC Substance Abuse Program, Center for Prevention Services and Student Life