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You’ve worked hard for your career as a Sailor. Only one-third of 17 to 24 year olds in the United States are even eligible for Navy service, and even fewer are capable of enduring the physical and emotional challenges of being a Sailor. From boot camp to advancement exams,
job training and deployments, you have conquered them all through hard work, sacrifice and dedication.

Making responsible drinking choices is an extension of that dedication. Just one bad decision while drinking alcohol can jeopardize everything you’ve earned. Sailors involved in alcohol related incidents face serious consequences, including:

  • Loss of rank, rate or pay
  • Separation from the Navy
  • Civilian consequences, such as fines and jail time

Irresponsible drinking not only threatens your health and career, it threatens the Navy’s ability to be mission-ready.




Signs that you may be drinking too much:

Drink responsibly every time:

  • Not having control over the amount of alcohol you consume
  • Alcohol negatively affecting your work and/or relationships with others
  • Poor judgment and risk-taking
  • Confused thinking
  • Difficulty remembering details or events
  • Slow reaction time and reflexes
  • Distorted vision and blackouts
  • Angry and/or depressed mood
  • Plan ahead for a safe ride home
  • Don’t try to “keep up” with others
  • Know your limit, before you  get there

If you think you may be struggling with an addiction to alcohol, or if drinking interferes with your work and/or relationships, visit the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program located at your base’s clinic or military treatment facility. For more information, contact your base Alcohol and Drug Control Officer.



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