Drug Detection and Deterrence (DDD)



  Welcome to the Navy Drug Detection and Deterrence (DDD) (OPNAV N173A)



Our Mission
Our mission is to support Fleet readiness by fighting drug use.


July DDD Newsletter
Check out the latest news from Navy Drug Detection and Deterrence. Read up on ways to stay safe during your summer activities, plus find out about end of year testing and ingredients to avoid in snacks and other products and get information on upcoming events and more. Download the July newsletter.

Updated ADAMS for Leaders Available Online
Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Managers/Supervisors (ADAMS) for Leaders. The updated ADAMS for Leaders course is now available on Navy eLearning (NeL).  The new course has updated information and policy guidance. OPNAVINST 5350.4E directs COs, OICs, XOs, CMCs, COBs, SEAs, and other senior command personnel to complete the course within one year of attaining such position and annually thereafter. Find the course on Navy e-Learning. Full instructions to access the course are available on our Education and Training page.

OPNAVINST 5350.4E and OPGUIDES Now Available
The new OPNAV Instruction 5350.4E is now approved as of 28 March and available to read online here. Find a summary of changes here. Updated OPGUIDES for ADCOs, DAPAs, UPCs, Support Programs and others are now available for download to reflect the new Instruction. All new OPGUIDES are available for download on the Handbooks and Guides page.

Hemp, CBD, and Infused Energy Drink Guidance
ALNAV 074/20 clarifies Navy's prohibition on the use of hemp-derived products including but not limited to cannabidiol (CBD). New products containing hemp/CBD are constantly being made available on the market. Check out this poster that can be disseminated throughout commands about energy drinks containing hemp/CBD here. A fact sheet with information and FAQs on hemp and CBD products is also available to download and disseminate here.
COVID-19 Updates and OPNAV N173A Response 
NAVADMIN 100/21 announces the full resumption of urinalysis testing but with the precautions and procedures to test safely in a COVID-19 environment. The briefing card with frequently asked questions about the NAVADMIN is available here. You can also read the full NAVADMIN 100/21.

Learn about the new iFTDTL portal and how to gain access on our updated iFTDTL page. You can also find frequently asked questions (FAQs) by clicking here.

Please send all iFTDTL and NDSP/UPC inquiries to the respective email addresses below, or call the Support Desks and leave a voicemail message if not answered immediately. OPNAV N173A staff is teleworking and limited to answering one line at a time.

iFTDTL support: (901) 874-2458; MILL_DTADMIN@NAVY.MIL
Synthetic drug testing: (901) 874-4232; MILL_SDTESTREQ@NAVY.MIL
ADMITS: (901) 874-4214; MILL_N17_ADMITS@NAVY.MIL
USMC: (703) 784-9526
NDSP support/password reset: (901) 874-4204; MILL_NDSP@NAVY.MIL

July is Safety Month
During the 101 Critical Days of Summer, there are more opportunities to travel, visit family and friends, and participate in recreational activities. Mishaps cause fatalities among Service members every year during this period, but there are steps they can take to prevent injuries and death. July is Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center’s Safety Month. Find tips on how to stay safe during the summer months from NMCPHC's safety toolbox here.


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