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Drug and Alcohol Deterrence


OPNAV Instruction 5350.4E is most current version of instruction.


The OPNAV Instruction 5350.4E is the most current version of instruction and available to read online. Users please be advised that the correct links for the OPNAVINST 5350.4E are on the following document. 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 on the Policy & OPGuides page. 

The March 2024 Newsletter is Live! You can access the link here.

Update to the Department of Defense Drug Testing Panel: Change in Cutoff for Codeine. You can access the link here.

OUSD Nomination for DoD Drug Demand Reduction Program Awards

Every year the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense solicits nominations for the DoD Drug Demand Reduction Program Awards: the SECDEF Community Drug Awareness Award and the SECDEF Fulcrum Shield Award. The DoD established the Secretary of Defense Community Drug Awareness and Fulcrum Shield Awards to promote its support of outreach and prevention programs within the DoD community to encourage participation in the national Red Ribbon drug prevention campaign. Contact the DEFY program office for more information. You can find the document here.

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW)
NDAFW is an annual observance for sharing facts about drugs, alcohol, and substance use disorders.​ This year it occurs from March 18th to the 24th. To observe NDAFW, Navy Drug and Alcohol Deterrence will host a Substance Use Awareness and Prevention Webinar. 

The webinar is open to the entire Fleet and will take place Thursday March 21st on Microsoft TEAMS at 1000 CDT and 1700 CDT. The option to dial-in using a commercial or DSN number will also be available. This webinar will cover responsible alcohol use, innocent and unknown ingestion, and substance use awareness. ​Additionally, included in the webinar will be practical tips and resources for maintaining a healthy lifestyle both on and off-duty.​

Contact Drug and Alcohol Deterrence’s Prevention Force to register.

Our Mission
Support Fleet readiness by fighting drug and alcohol misuse.

ADAMS for Leaders Available
Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Managers/Supervisors (ADAMS) for Leaders. The updated ADAMS for Leaders course is now available again on Navy e-Learning. Full instructions to access all courses are available on our Training page.

Poppy Seeds Guidance
ALNAV 035/23 clarifies the Navy’s policy on the consumption of poppy seeds. Poppy seeds may be compromised with morphine and codeine, which can cause Service Members to test positive during a routine urinalysis testing. Therefore, in accordance with policy guidelines, refrain from any consumption of all food products and baked goods containing poppy seeds.

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). This poster has information about energy drinks containing hemp/CBD.

March N173 Newsletter The submission for March N173 newsletter focuses on Healthy Eating awareness month. The issue includes information on the internal effects of alcohol use on specific health goals, alcohol impacts on ocular health, National Poison Prevention week, National Nutrition month, and additional information on the DEFY program. Also included in this issue is information on the OSD reporting process for codeine, upcoming awareness observances, webinar information, and training links.
We will continue to keep you posted on all programs and policy changes.

Social media: The Drug and Alcohol Deterrence office has social media presence on Facebook and YouTube. Check out the links below for more information on current substance misuse in the media and view our uploaded videos for insight on our prevention efforts; Facebook Link:
YouTube Link:

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Contact Us
To reach a team member within our office, contact us here.

Command letters of RECOMMENDATION (Formerly DETERMINATION); Innocent/Unknowing Ingestion Packages: 

Synthetic drug testing: (901) 874-4232

DEFY support:  (901) 874-3300

iFTDTL support: (901) 874-2458
USMC: (703) 784-9526

WebDTP/DTPLite/NDSP support: (901) 874-4204

ADMITS support: (901) 874-4214

Alcohol support:  (901) 874-4251  DSN: 312-882-4251

Primary Prevention Force



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