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Drug Detection and Deterence

Welcome to the Navy Drug Detection and Deterre​nce (DDD) (OPNAV N170D)

Your site for information and assistance to support individual and command drug use prevention efforts.
Our Mission
Our mission is to support Fleet readiness by fighting drug use.
January DDD Newsletter
Check out the latest news from Navy Drug Detection and Deterrence. Read up on family violence during the holiday season, primary prevention in action, the transition to DoD ID for specimens, plus find messages to share, upcoming events and more. Download the January newsletter.

Transition to DoD ID for Specimens on January 1, 2020
The Electronic Data Interchange Person Identifier (EDI-PI) or DoD ID will now be the primary means of identifying samples in the Military Drug Abuse Testing Program (MDATP), to satisfy the requirements of DoDI 1000.30 which aims to reduce the use of social security numbers (SSNs) within the DoD.
On February 1, 2019, specimens identified by SSN arriving at the drug testing laboratories were assigned the discrepancy “IT—SSN Received as DoD ID” and tested. Beginning January 1, 2020, specimens received without the EDI-PI that have not been granted exemptions will no longer be tested and will be assigned “IN—SSN Received as DoD ID.” The 12-month grace period should have been used to ensure adoption of the EDI-PI; however, in the limited situations where tested individuals are not assigned an EDI-PI, the SSN will be authorized. OPNAV N170D has identified the Unit Identifiers (UICs) that will be waived, and once approved, they will not be flagged by the lab when posting result discrepancy “IT” or “IN” respectively. These waived UICs are listed here
Commands affected may call the Navy Drug Screening Program (NDSP) Help Desk at 901-874-4204 or DSN 312-882-4204 or email if there are any questions.
January is Healthy Weight Month
The holiday season is prime time for enjoying comfort foods we may not otherwise eat during the rest of the year. Extra carbs, starches and other foods that can add on pounds may cause you to think of quick fixes to lose weight​. Dietary supplements may be tempting, but they are not always a safe option. This month is Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center's Healthy Weight Month. Find tips for losing those extra holiday pounds safely here​.
Policy on Hemp Products
Hemp and CBD products are widely available on the commercial market after the signing of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 ("2018 Farm Bill"). The Navy's prohibition of hemp-derived products, including cannabidiol (CBD), was not impacted by the Farm Bill. Find further information on the policy clarifying Navy's stance on hemp-derived products here.
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