As part of its ongoing educational effort to prevent and eliminate substance abuse, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design will provide students, staff, and faculty with information on health risks associated with the abuse of drugs and alcohol. A brochure describing these health risks will be distributed annually and will be available in the Library. The counseling staff offers wellness classes to students and employees throughout each semester. Counseling is also available through the Student Affairs Office. The counseling consists of an initial assessment of the potential drug or alcohol problem and referral to the appropriate agencies or treatment facilities in the community. Chemical health care for alcoholism, chemical dependency, and drug addiction is also available through the employee health plan currently offered by MCAD.