2012 Navy Region NW FCPO Symposium (DAPA)


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2012 Navy Region NW FCPO Symposium (DAPA)

  1. 1. DAPA Navy policy regarding alcohol use Alcohol related incidents, incident referrals, and consequences of alcohol related misconduct Self and command referrals OPNAV 5350.4D Designer Drugs 3.1
  2. 2. Why policy? Alcohol abuse impacts readiness Alcohol abuse is a health and safety issue Alcohol problems can be successfully treated The image of the “drunken sailor” is no longer acceptable 3.2
  3. 3. OPNAVINST 5350.4D Alcohol should not be consumed to the extent that it: • Impairs rational and full exercise of … mental and physical faculties while on duty or in the performance of … military duties; • Reduces the member’s dependability and reliability; • Reflects discredit upon the member personally, or upon the Navy. 3.3
  4. 4. Drinking During Working Hours “Navydoes not condone the consumption of alcoholic beverages during normal working hours.” OPNAVINST 5350.4D 3.4
  5. 5. Limited Exception Commanders, COs, OICs may authorize consumption of alcoholic beverages during normal working hours for official functions, ceremonies and other infrequent command- sponsored events. Commands must emphasize responsibility and moderation. All military personnel are ultimately responsible for their own actions. 3.5
  6. 6. Alcohol-Related Incident “Anoffense, punishable under the UCMJ or civilian laws, committed by a member to which, in the judgment of the member’s Commanding Officer, the offender’s consumption of alcohol was a contributing factor.” 3.6
  7. 7. Incident Referral An individual who has an alcohol related incident must be screened by the DAPA and Medical regardless of rank or status to determine what help, if any, is needed. Member may be referred to education, counseling or treatment depending on the severity of the problem with alcohol. 3.7
  8. 8. Consequences of an alcohol- related incident? Member is held responsible for misconduct committed while misusing alcohol. Punishment is based on misconduct…not the alcohol problem. Discipline may include restriction, loss of pay, privileges, promotion recommendation…. Severe alcohol related misconduct, repeat offenses may result in administrative separation. Process for ADSEP if a second incident occurs any time after initial treatment. 3.8
  9. 9. Self and Command Referrals Self referral: ask for help before an incident (No penalty) Self referral agents: DAPA, CO, XO, OIC, CMC, Navy Drug and Alcohol counselor (or intern), Chaplain, Medical, Fleet and Family Support Center counselor. Command referral: Command refers for help before an incident (No penalty) 3.9
  10. 10. Safe Haven for Underage Drinkers Underage drinking is an alcohol-related incident. However, if an underage drinker refers before any other kind of incident, there is no penalty for the underage drinking. We do not want to deter anyone from asking for help or referring someone for help before an incident occurs! 3.10
  11. 11. RIGHT SPIRIT The “Right Spirit” campaign was launched in 1995 with some success, but the 2006 Navy Inspector General’s Alcohol Abuse Prevention Study found that the campaign is now viewed as dated and ineffective. The study recommended that the Navy Personnel Command (PERSCOM) develop a dynamic and relevant promotional campaign to reduce alcohol abuse that replaces “Right Spirit.” New campaign should be out by the end of the year. Continue to use current campaign! 3.11
  12. 12. Right Spirit Goals Enhance Fleet readiness Provide a safe and productive working environment Improve Quality of Life for Sailors and families Responsible Use 3.12
  14. 14. Alternative Drugs of Abuse Widely seen in the USN due to the following: –Minors who cannot easily purchase alcohol –Diverse group of individuals from all over –Frequent travel, introduction to local substances and customs –Young population is internet savvy and researches online for new experiences –Drug testing encourages people to look for substances that they won’t get caught using 3.14
  15. 15. WHAT IS SPICE ??? 3.15
  16. 16. SPICE Slang term for smoke able synthetic marijuana Can be any combination of legal plant materials to which a chemical is added, causing the marijuana like high Active chemicals affect the brain in the same way THC does DEA placed these compounds on the emergency controlled substance list – 5 compounds now illegal for next year WA state has similar law; however, local smoke shops now sell Spice with slightly different compounds – loophole around law Unknown negative affects on the body – some have overdosed Acetone used in the production of some brands 3.16
  17. 17. SPICE Can be up to 800 times more potent than THC Typically smoked in joints, pipes, bongs or blunts Most frequently seen method is blunts – hollowed out cigars Lincoln slang term: Taco Bell - ―spicy‖ is a term used in ads Frequently smoked in public, mixed with tobacco to cover smell Smoked in secluded areas aboard ships – fan rooms/sponsons Pipes purchased for $5 at smoke shops, discarded after use Users have reported feeling addicted, Spice use “necessary” to make it through an underway period Cases involving manufacture and/or distribution 3.17
  18. 18. SPICE EFFECTS Marijuana-like effects: euphoria, giddiness, silliness, bloodshot eyes, impaired short-term memory and concentration, and sometimes ―munchies.‖ Other common effects: cotton mouth, light sensitivity, a warm sensation in the limbs, dry eyes, paranoia, light headedness, auditory and visual hallucinations, painless head pressure, time distortion, panic attacks, delirium, impaired coordination, and sleeplessness Onset/duration: 5-10 minutes/8-12 hours 3.18
  19. 19. SPICE BRAND NAMES Genie Chill K2 Ex-ses Blaze Dream O. G. Spice Spike 99 Spark Fusion P.E.P. Double Dragon Yucatan Fire 3.19
  20. 20. SPICE PHOTOS 3.20
  21. 21. SPICE PHOTOS 3.21
  23. 23. Bath Salts/Plant Food Contain Mephedrone, a synthetic narcotic similar in chemical structure to both methamphetamine and Ecstasy (MDMA) Not a federally controlled substance – BUT – on 22Apr11 WA State Pharmacy Board filed emergency ban Sold in smoke shops as “Bath Salts” or “Plant Food” –Brand names of Ivory Wave, Devil Tracks, Vanilla Sky 3.23
  24. 24. Bath Salts/Plant Food –Street names of “Drone,” “D,” “cat,” “meow” –Abused for stimulant and/or hallucinogenic properties –Can be snorted, smoked, or ingested –Can cause panic attacks, paranoia, aggression, high body temp –Longer Term Affects: kidney failure, seizures, muscle spasms 3.24
  25. 25. Bath Salts/Plant Food 3.25