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Earn Rank - Not A Reputation

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 choices if you choose to drink alcohol is an extension of that dedication. Just one bad decision while drinking alcohol can jeopardize everything you’ve earned. Sailors involved in alcohol incidents face serious consequences, including loss of rank, rate or pay; separation from the Navy and civilian consequences (e.g., fines and jail time).

You've Earned It - Don't Waste It

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
 

Getting Help Can Help You Keep What You've Earned

If you think you may be struggling with an addiction to alcohol, or if drinking interferes with your work and/or relationships, the Navy offers a non-disciplinary self-referral process that allows you to get help and remain an active duty Sailor. To qualify as a valid self-referral, there can be no credible evidence that an alcohol incident has occurred (for example, you cannot initiate a self-referral after you’ve been arrested for a DUI/DWI to avoid disciplinary action).

Here’s what you need to know:

Self-referrals do not result in disciplinary action.

Self-referrals are initiated by a Sailor who desires counseling or treatment for drug and/or alcohol misuse.

A self-referral disclosure of alcohol misuse must be made to a qualified agent with the intent of acquiring treatment. Qualified self-referral agents include:

o Command drug and alcohol program advisor (DAPA)

o Commanding or executive officer, command master chief or chief of the boat

o Navy drug and alcohol counselor (or intern)

o DoD medical personnel

o Navy chaplain

o Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) counselor

You can also visit the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program located at your base's clinic or nearest military treatment facility. For more information, contact your local DAPA or any of the self-referral agents listed above. 

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