Persons Suspected of Being under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs
Persons who have consumed sufficient alcohol to be noticeably intoxicated can generally be detected by their alcoholic breath. It is often difficult to ascertain whether persons who exhibit aberrant behavior are under the influence of drugs or suffering from physiological disorders. All such persons may exhibit abrupt and extreme changes of mood and should be approached with caution.
If someone behaves in such a way that you suspect drugs or excessive alcohol:
Branch Libraries: notify Public Safety immediately at 911.
Firestone Library: notify Library Security immediately at 8-3221.
Be discreet! Maintain a nonjudgmental attitude. Do not make the person feel
watched or cornered. Keep a comfortable, "safe" distance and DO NOT
touch the patron.