The Administration of the University of North Texas (UNT), as well as its health service professional, substance abuse counselors and coaches, strongly believe that the use and/or abuse of the drugs listed late in this policy (excluding those drugs prescribed by a physician to treat a specific medical condition) can:
1. Seriously affect the performance of individuals as students and as athletes;
2. Be detrimental to the physical and mental wellbeing of its student athletes, no matter when such usage should occur during the year;
3. Be dangerous to the athlete and his/her teammates in athletic competition to practice; and
4. Be detrimental to the spirit of fair competition.