NADAP January E-Gram 2014


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NADAP January E-Gram 2014

  1. 1. NADAP E-Gram Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention New Spice PSAs Released MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (NADAP) office has just released two new Public Service Announcement videos regarding the career risks of the synthetic drugs known as "bath salts" and "Spice" Dec. 12. IN THIS ISSUE 1 NEW SPICE PSAS RELEASED The public service announcement videos air on the Direct to Sailor Television aboard ships and are available for download at The new videos focus on the career consequences of using synthetic drugs as part of ongoing efforts to educate Sailors of the risks and dangers of synthetic drugs to both their health and their Navy career. "Synthetic drug use impacts a Sailor's career, family life and overall wellbeing and that impacts Fleet readiness," said Lanorfeia Parker, Deputy Director of Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention office. "If a Sailor makes a poor choice and uses synthetic drugs, they need to know that there will be consequences. We are a zero-tolerance force for synthetic drug use." The videos take a unique approach at grabbing the audience's attention by incorporating music. The lyrics "Designer Drugs are designed to defeat you" reflect the serious career risks Sailors face if using designer drugs. 2 THE NEW YEAR IS HERE 2 OPERATION OPNAVINST 5350.4D defines the scope of drug abuse as the wrongful use of controlled substances to include designer drugs, illicit-use anabolic steroids, prescription or over-thecounter medication. The unlawful possession or use by Department of the Navy personnel of controlled substance analogues (designer drugs), natural substances, chemicals wrongfully used as inhalants, propellants, prescribed or over-the-counter medication or pharmaceutical compound with the intent to induce intoxication, excitement or stupefaction of the central nervous system is prohibited via SECNAVINST 5300.28D. Violators are subject to punitive action under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Article 92. View here: SUPPLEMENT SAFETY (OPSS) 3 RANDOM SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA TESTING 3 NADAP WEBINARS 4 2014 NATIONAL DRUG FACTS WEEK 5 JANUARY IS NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH Find us on Facebook. https://www.faceboo JANUARY 2014 ● Page 1
  2. 2. The New Year is Here OPERATION SUPPLEMENT SAFETY (OPSS) The New Year is a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the coming year. If its crossed your mind over the last year that your drinking may be an issue, small changes can make a big difference in reducing your chances of an alcohol-related problem occurring:  Keep track of how much you drink. Find a way that works for you, carry drinking tracker cards in your wallet or enter notes in a mobile phone notepad. Making note of each drink before you drink it may help you slow down when needed.  Count your drinks – but know how they count. Know the standard drink sizes so you can count your drinks accurately. You may be getting more alcohol than you think; mixed drinks often contain multiple shots of alcohol.  Set limitations and commit to them. Decide how many days a week you want to drink and how many drinks you'll have on those days. This is your resolution so set a limitation that is reasonable for you.  Pace yourself. Sip slowly and have no more than one standard drink with alcohol per hour. Try to make every other drink a nonalcoholic one, such as water, soda, or juice. You’ll stay hydrated and feel better when you are done drinking. A Dietary Supplement is any product containing one or more dietary ingredients intended to supplement the diet:  There are a lot of ways to occupy your time that don’t involve alcohol. By developing new interests and friendships that are not centered on drinking activities drinking can become less of a focus in your life. Contact your Coalition of Sailors against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) chapter or volunteer coordinator to find out ways you can help in your community or see what travel opportunity or activity MWR has to offer. Only you know what activities lead you to wanting to drink. If certain people or places lead you to drink more than you don't want to, try to avoid them. If certain activities, times of day, or feelings trigger the urge, plan something else at that time or avoid those friends. If drinking at home is a problem, don’t keep alcohol there.    Macronutrients (carbs, protein, fats) Vitamins, minerals, amino acids Herbs and other botanicals Other dietary substances (e.g.,probiotics, enzymes) OPSS provides resources to help consumers make informed decisions about dietary supplements. Although some dietary supplements may be beneficial, others may be unsafe and tainted with drugs or other controlled substances. The most commonly tainted dietary supplements are those intended for:     Bodybuilding Weight loss Diabetes Sexual enhancement Before you take a supplement, ask yourself:      What’s in it? Does it work? Is it safe? Do I really need it? Has it been third-party tested? Whatever strategies you choose to change your drinking habits, give them a chance. If one approach doesn't work, try something else. But if you are still concerned seeking professional is always available. JANUARY 2014 ● Page 2
  3. 3. Random Synthetic Marijuana Testing MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- As part of a new Department of Defense (DoD) policy, the Navy began testing for synthetic marijuana compounds during random urinalysis, officials announced Dec. 31. According to NAVADMIN 334/13, testing for synthetic marijuana compounds will be randomly conducted on samples submitted to all drug screening laboratories, and positive results will subject members to disciplinary action under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The Navy expects to test more than 1.1 million samples this year, and a portion of them will be screened for synthetic marijuana. Those that test potentially positive will be forwarded to the Air Force Drug Testing Laboratory at Lackland, Texas for confirmation. "We are testing synthetic cannabinoids - also known as Spice, K2, Herbal Essence and other names - within the standard testing panel conducted for urinalysis samples," said Lanorfeia Parker, deputy director, Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Office (NADAP). The change will be largely transparent to the command, requiring no changes to the way they currently collect and ship urine samples for drug testing. In contrast to the Navy's previous synthetic drug testing program, no action is required by the command to have random synthetic drug testing performed on the samples that are submitted. NADAP Webinars All webinars begin at 13001400 (CDT). An additional webinar is available at 1700 (CDT) Click the link below to join the webinar. The DoD estimates that nearly 1 percent of military personnel may be using synthetic marijuana. In fiscal year (FY) 2012, illicit marijuana use among active duty military personnel was 0.43 percent and for the entire DoD the prevalence rate was 0.64 percent. FY 2013 testing for Navy personnel indicated that .09 percent of all samples were positive for marijuana. If a member uses, possesses, promotes, manufactures, or distributes synthetic drugs, they face disciplinary action that could result in unfavorable separation from the Navy. According to Parker, the Navy's policy on substance abuse is zero tolerance. nadapwebinar1/ If you do not already have a Defense Connect Online (DCO) account, we would strongly recommend creating an account prior to the event. To setup a DCO account, visit and select "register" at the top left hand corner of the page. WEBINAR SCHEDULE For more information about Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, visit For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit . Subject 30 JAN New Synthetic Drug Testing Guidelines 20 FEB When and Where to Use ADDs 13 MAR NDSP and Win 7 3 APR "Substance abuse puts lives and missions at risk, undercuts unit readiness and morale, and is inconsistent with our Navy ethos and core values of honor, courage, and commitment," said Parker. Date What is a DAPA? 15 MAY Keep What You’ve Earned and Alcohol Awarness Month JANUARY 2014 ● Page 3
  4. 4. 2014 National Drug Facts Week: Monday January 27th through Sunday February 2nd About a third of high school seniors report using an illicit drug sometime in the past year; more than ten percent report nonmedical use of potentially addictive prescription painkillers; and more than 20 percent report smoking marijuana in the past month. Many teens are not aware of the risks to their health, to their success in school and the dangers while driving under the influence. When teens are given the scientific facts about drugs, they can be better prepared to make good decisions for themselves and they can share this information with others. National Drug Facts Week was launched in 2010 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health. To counteract the myths they get from the internet, TV, movies, music, or from friends, NIDA scientists want to stimulate events in communities so teens can learn what science has taught us about drug abuse and addiction. What happens during National Drug Facts Week? National Drug Facts Week is an opportunity for teens to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. In community and school events all over America, teens, scientists and other experts will come together for an honest conversation about how drugs affect the brain, body and behavior. How can I plan an event for National Drug Facts Week? Check out the National Drug Facts Week Website (below) for more information. NIDA offers an online toolkit with lots of suggestions on how to plan events and how to find experts who can participate. The site also tells you how to register your event, and how to get free materials for teens, including the National Drug IQ challenge quiz. NIDA publishes a booklet called "Drugs: Shatter the Myths" (available for order or download at: booklet.php) that provides factual information for teens and can be a great stepping off point for parents to begin or continue the conversation about the dangers of substance abuse with their teens. Commands can sponsor NDFW with resources and materials available at: esources.php. For more information on National Drug Facts Week, or to become a partner visit the Web site or call 301-443-1124. Become a Social Media Partner Participating in National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) just got easier! Help us shatter the myths about drug abuse by sharing on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog. To make it easy, we've provided sample posts here.  Everybody is not doing it. Get the Drug Facts: http://drugfactsweek.druga #drugfacts  I'm joining National Drug Facts Week to shatter the myths about drug abuse. Share this post to join in too! #drugfacts http://drugfactsweek.druga  National Drug Facts Week 2014 runs January 27 February 2, 2014. Go to http://drugfactsweek.druga to find events near you! #drugfacts  Shatter the Myths about drug abuse with the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s National Drug Facts Week:  Who becomes addicted to drugs? Depends on many factors including your genes & your environment. #drugfacts JANUARY 2014 ● Page 4
  5. 5. January is National Mentoring Month Mentoring has many benefits. One such benefit is that mentoring helps an individual know someone else cares about them. When mentoring a youth, the youth feels comfort in knowing that they are not alone in facing the daily challenges of life. A mentor helps with school work, relationship issues, development progress, and selfesteem. Mentoring has particular advantages for high-risk youth. Mentoring has shown to decrease depression; increase in social acceptance, academic attitudes, and grades; and result in a greater number of positive outcomes than youth not involved in mentoring. Mentoring is normally associated with mentoring youth, but adults need mentors, too. More experienced workers can help provide mentoring to young workers entering the workforce. Mentors can provide career development advice, connect younger workers with other professionals through their personal contacts, introduce them to professional groups and organizations, and help mentees learn how to seek and keep jobs. Mentors help younger workers progress, gain confidence, and gain the skills necessary to ensure success and advancement. Mentoring younger workers helps improve morale and how well the organization runs. The Drug Education For Youth (DEFY) Program uses positive adult role models to provide mentoring during Phase II. These mentors help youth navigate through curriculum topics and life challenges, help them succeed physically, and help them gain the confidence and self-esteem that will improve a youth's chances to avoid negative behavior like drugs, alcohol abuse, and gangs. Mentoring also provides a benefit to the mentor by instilling a sense of pride and accomplishment in the mentor that comes from helping a young person succeed. Find a local DEFY program and mentor a youth today. For more information on mentoring, go to . ADMITS UPDATE: Due to BOL upgrades, access to ADMITS is limited at this time. As the Navy works to strengthen its security, we ask that you continue to document, screen, and treat members where appropriate. Access to ADMITS should not stop screening and treatment. Request you hold DAARs and screening and treatment results on station until this problem is resolved. Urinalysis results have continued to be uploaded into ADMITS via iFTDTL during this period and will be available immediately once access has been restored. We appreciate your patience in this matter. ADMITS Helpdesk: Phone: (901) 874-4214 Email: MILL_ADMITS@NAVY.MIL Fax: (901) 874-6655 JANUARY 2014 ● Page 5