The drug and alcohol abuse prevention and control program
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What is the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Control Program

The Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Control Program is a project to stop alcohol and drug abuse. It’s there to educate and treat people found to abuse drugs and alcohol.

How does the Navy perceive alcohol consumption?

Even though the Navy believes that consuming alcohol is a personal decision, the minimum allowable age to consume alcohol is 21. The Navy’s approach to how it manages alcohol consumption is that it belongs to a person by “Responsible Use.”

How does the Navy perceive drug abuse?

The Navy also has a policy of “Zero Tolerance” for drug abuse. Navy drug abuse is not intertwined with any foreign, state, or local regulation. Even though those places may permit the use of drugs, it is against the rules of the Navy and its all personnel. Disciplinary and administrative action will be enforced if these rules are not followed.

Who is in charge of the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Control Program?

The person in charge of managing this program is called the Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor (DAPA). This person is the command’s advisor for all alcohol and drug matters. This person’s duties also include:

  • Administrative screenings
  • Prepare required reports
  • Provide prevention education
  • Monitor aftercare

If you like to learn more about DAPA or the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Control Program, you can find it in OPNAVINST 5350.4 series, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Control.