NADAP December E-Gram 2013
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - NADAP December E-Gram 2013
Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention
Keep What You’ve Earned Campaign New
The Keep What You've Earned campaign introduces a new coaster series. A set of
9 double-sided coasters features responsible drinking tips and facts. Use these
coasters to reach Sailors in locations where drinking might take place including
local bars and clubs, the bowling center, and even the barracks. In addition to the
coasters, find the new table tents also available through the Navy Logistics Library.
Due to unscheduled maintenance, the Navy Logistics Library is offline. To place
an order, please contact the NLL Help Desk at 1-866-817-3130 or email:
email@example.com. Please provide the following info when placing an order:
Stock number and/or pub number (Click here to view Pub Numbers)
Name, Telephone # and email address
IN THIS ISSUE
1 KEEP WHAT YOU’VE
EARNED CAMPAIGN NEW
2 BE A DESIGNATED DRIVER
3 AMERICANS TURN OUT IN
DROVES FOR DEA’S
PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKEBACK DAY
4 KEEP WHAT YOU’VE
EARNED CAMPAIGN WINS
TOP MARKETING AND
5 SAFE USE OF PRESCRIPTION
DRUGS AND TIPS ON HOW
TO AVOID MISUSING THEM
6 A GOOD HOST’S PARTY
PLANNING CHECK LIST
7 MENTORING AND
8 ARE WINDOWS 7
DECEMBER 2013 ● Page 1
Be a Designated Driver tonight - It could save a life
The designated driver is a great
way to be safe when you are out
and having drinks. The person who
is the designated driver swears off
alcohol for the event and promises
to get everyone home safely.
First and most important, the
designated driver cannot be
whoever is the least drunk. Many
people are probably guilty of
having “just one glass of wine or a
beer” before getting behind the
wheel. Depending on a number of
factors, that one drink could be
‘one too many’. So make the
decision on who will be the
designated driver before going out,
and then stick to the plan. Take
turns being the designated driver on
different occasions, so it is not
always one person who is
It is important that the designated
driver gets possession of the car
keys first, before going out. This
way, the designated driver won't
have to get them later possibly
circumstances. The designated
driver gets the keys first to ensure
he or she is the only one equipped
The designated driver makes a
commitment to stay sober for the
duration. If you have a large
group of people you may need to
have more than one designated
driver. As always, if you know
you will be drinking, you want to
make a plan and stick to it. Where
you are going, who else is going,
and how you getting there are all
things to consider before heading
Having a designated driver
doesn't mean you can go crazy
and become so intoxicated you
are unable to think straight. If
you're out of control there is a
very good chance you will end up
in some kind of trouble that your
designated driver cannot protect
you from. So play it safe and give
yourself a limit on how much you
are drinking too. Make sure you
thank your designated driver
while you're at it. Maybe paying
for the gas or buying dinner, for
example. It's a small amount to
pay compared to the cost and
embarrassment of a DUI or worse,
the cost of a life.
Designated Driver Do's
Designated driver gets
the keys BEFORE the
refuses to drink ANY
Treat your designated
driver to dinner or nonalcoholic drinks.
Take turns being
Offer to be the
Designated Driver Don'ts
The designated driver is
NOT the ‘least drunk of
Do NOT make the same
person be the
designated driver every
NOT A SIP!
For more information visit
DECEMBER 2013 ● Page 2
Americans turn Out in Droves for DEA’s Seventh National
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
NOV 06 (WASHINGTON) - The
American people have again
responded in droves to the most
recent DEA-led National
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
Last Saturday citizens turned in
647,211 pounds (324 tons) of
expired and unwanted medications
for safe and proper disposal at the
5,683 take-back sites that were
available in all 50 states, the
District of Columbia, and U.S.
territories. This is the secondlargest collection of medications in
seven Take-Back Days. When the
results of the seven events to date
are combined, the DEA and its
state, local, and tribal lawenforcement and community
partners have removed over 3.4
million pounds (1,733 tons) of
medication from circulation. (A
breakdown of the last Take-Back
Day’s results by state can be seen
“The American people have once
again responded to the National
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
event, and we thank them for
participating in this effort to battle
prescription drug abuse,” said DEA
Administrator Michele M.
Leonhart, who added that 4,114
agencies participated with DEA
nationwide in this event. “These
take-back events highlight the
problems related to prescription
drug abuse and provide a unique
and meaningful service to our
While we continue to finalize a
uniform system for prescription
drug disposal, we will continue to
sponsor these take-back
opportunities and give Americans
the opportunity to contribute to the
solution. DEA is grateful to the
many federal, state, local, and
tribal partners that have helped
make this effort so successful.”
This initiative addresses a vital
public safety and public health
issue. Prescription drugs that
languish in home medicine
cabinets are highly susceptible to
diversion, misuse, and abuse.
Rates of prescription drug abuse in
the U.S. are alarmingly high; more
Americans (6.8 million) currently
abuse prescription drugs than the
number of those using cocaine,
heroin, hallucinogens like LSD,
and inhalants (sniffed household
products) combined, according to
the 2012 National Survey on Drug
Use and Health. Studies show that
a majority of abused prescription
drugs are obtained from family
and friends, including from the
home medicine cabinet.
Take-Back Days are presently
needed because the Controlled
Substances Act (CSA) as
originally written didn’t provide a
way for patients, caregivers, and
pet owners to dispose of such
controlled substance (CS)
medications such as painkillers,
sedatives, tranquilizers, and
stimulants like ADHD drugs.
People were flushing their old meds
down the toilet or throwing them in
the trash, but in recent years
medicines have been found in the
nation’s water supplies, and
medications were being retrieved
from the trash by those who would
abuse or sell them.
To give people a more
environmentally responsible and
secure way to dispose of their meds,
DEA launched its first Take-Back
event in September 2010. Four days
later, Congress passed the Secure
and Responsible Drug Disposal Act
of 2010, which amends the CSA to
allow people and, in some instances,
long term care facilities to regularly,
conveniently, and safely dispose of
their CS medications by delivering
them to entities authorized by the
Attorney General to accept them.
DEA is in the process of finalizing
regulations to implement the Act.
For more information visit:
DECEMBER 2013 ● Page 3
Keep What You’ve Earned Campaign Wins Top Marketing and
The U.S. Navy’s Twenty-First Century
Sailor Office was awarded two Platinum
level MarCom Awards on November 1,
2013 for excellence and creativity of the
Navy’s flagship responsible drinking
campaign, “Keep What You’ve Earned,”
and its associated mobile application
The MarCom Awards are an international
competition honoring the best work by
advertising agencies, public relations
firms, public affairs departments, and
creatives in the industry, with
approximately 6,000 entries per year.
“The Keep What You’ve Earned
campaign and its upcoming mobile app,
‘Pier Pressure,’ would not have been
awarded this well-deserved, industry
recognition without the meaningful
participation and input we received from
Sailors during the campaign’s
development,” said Rear Admiral Sean
Buck, Director of the Twenty-First
Century Sailor Office (N17). “It is a true
testament to the thoughtful planning,
creativity, innovation, and hard work our
Sailors and Navy personnel put into this
Buck said the campaign, which launched
in April 2013, seeks to encourage
responsible drinking habits among
Sailors by focusing on the achievements
in their Navy careers. The campaign was
developed and implemented as a joint
effort between the Navy Alcohol and
Drug Abuse Prevention Office (NADAP)
and Navy Personnel Command Public
“In addition to the validation we received from the
MarCom awards, the Keep What You’ve Earned
campaign is already showing significant results in the
six months since its launch,”
said Dorice Favorite, Director of NADAP. “Thousands
of campaign supporters have downloaded our campaign
materials, viewed our public service announcements, and
engaged with us on social media.”
But Favorite attributes the true success story to the
Sailors themselves. “We saw a 51 percent decrease in
alcohol incidents from Memorial Day through Labor Day
compared to the same period last year,” said Favorite.
“Sailors are making responsible drinking choices. The
achievement is theirs.”
The overall Keep What You’ve Earned campaign was
awarded at the Platinum level against competitors in the
category for integrated marketing campaigns, and Pier
Pressure won Platinum in the category for mobile apps.
The app is set to launch in app stores later this year.
For more information about the campaign and to help
promote responsible drinking within your command, visit
To learn more about the MarCom Awards and view the
entire list of winners, visit http://marcomawards.com/ .
DECEMBER 2013 ● Page 4
Safe Use of Prescription Drugs and Tips on How to Avoid Misusing Them
Most people take medicines only for the reasons their doctors prescribe them. However, an estimated 20 percent of
people in the United States have used prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons. Understanding how to take
prescription drugs appropriately can keep a Sailor safe and save their career.
The Navy’ zero tolerance policies regarding drug use are no surprise to Sailors. Any Sailor determined to be using,
possessing, trafficking, manufacturing or distributing drugs or drug abuse paraphernalia is required to be
administratively separated (ADSEP) from the military. What some Sailors may not realize is that drug misuse and
abuse not only includes the use of illegal drugs but also any inappropriate use of pharmaceuticals, even if they are
prescribed by a healthcare provider.
Inappropriate use of pharmaceuticals includes taking a prescription medication:
• Outside of its intended purpose. For example, taking a narcotic now for back pain when the medication
was originally prescribed a year ago following knee surgery.
• Past the prescribed date. Be sure to look at prescription labels, attached information sheets, and only
take the medication for the period of time prescribed and do not take a prescription that has expired.
• In excess of the prescribed dosing regimen. Any variation of the prescribed dose can have serious
• That was prescribed to another individual, such as a shipmate, spouse or friend.
Sailors who have a urinalysis sample that is identified as positive for controlled substances for which they do not have
a valid prescription, may be subject to punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and processed for
administrative separation from the Navy. Sailors should take the extra precaution to know all the facts and
consequences. And when you are not 100% sure, ask your healthcare provider. Some ways to avoid misusing
prescription drugs include:
Never take more than the recommended amount.
Before increasing or decreasing your dosage, check
with a qualified health professional.
Note any changes in your mood and physical
5. condition. This information may be helpful to
Tell your doctor if you have experienced drug
addiction in the past.
6. taking prescription drugs.
Regularly visit you doctor to check up on your
improvement. By doing this, your health professional
can assess your improvement and the effectiveness of
Only use medication prescribed to you. Using
someone else’s prescription, or letting a friend
7. have your prescribed medication is illegal,
dangerous and will cost you your career.
Follow the advice (regarding your prescription) of your
doctor. Avoid certain foods, drinks, or activities which
may be harmful to your recovery. If your doctor has
not mentioned any, ask about this.
8. you may have built up to your prescription.
Read any instructions you are given regarding
Talk with your doctor regarding any tolerance
It is the Sailor’s responsibility to ensure they are fully aware of the proper use of any medication they are taking, and
that they understand the consequences of taking a prescription medication inappropriately. Protect your life and your
career. Use prescription drugs the right way.
DECEMBER 2013 ● Page 5
A Good Host’s Party Planning Check List
The Holidays are here and you want your party to
go off without a hitch. That includes getting
everyone home safely afterwards. If you throw a
party where alcohol will be served, you have some
very real responsibilities. Depending on the laws of
your state if you host a party and serve alcohol you
could potentially be legally liable if an intoxicated
party guest drives away and gets in an accident.
Before, during, and after your party, there are things
you can do to keep everyone safe.
During the Party
Remember you are potentially liable if
anyone leaves and has an accident.
Prepare for an overnight guest or two – air
mattresses and sleeping bags, anyone?
Have taxi phone numbers handy
Make sure you know who the designated
Make sure the designated drivers have the
Make sure designated drivers are parked
where they are not blocked by other cars.
Plan activities like party games, door prize
drawings or amateur fortune-telling.
Planned activities engage people, make for
less active consumption of alcohol and
ensure that your friends remember the
great event long after the last piece of
confetti has settled.
Provide plenty of food to keep your guests
from drinking on an empty stomach.
Avoid too many salty snacks, which tend to
make people thirsty and drink more.
Offer non-alcoholic beverages or mocktails
for designated drivers and others who
prefer not to drink alcohol.
Make sure the designated drivers don't drink.
Be aware of who gets too drunk to drive and
make sure they have a safe ride home.
Don't let anyone leave without your
Never serve alcohol to someone under the
legal drinking age, and never ask children to
serve alcohol at parties.
Don’t let guests mix their own drinks.
Choosing a reliable “bartender” will help you
keep track of the size and number of drinks
that guests consume.
If a guest appears to be drinking a bit much,
offer to freshen his or her drink with a virgin
Do not push drinks! Drinking at a party is not
mandatory for having a good time.
Have fun – but not too much fun. To be a
good host, you should stay within your limits
in order to make sure your guests stay within
Close the bar 90 minutes before the party
ends and serve a great dessert treat with
coffee. Remember, only time sobers
someone who has been drinking.
If, despite your efforts, some of your guests
have had too much to drink- take control.
Drive them home, arrange for a ride with
another guest who is sober, call a taxi, or
invite them to stay over.
DECEMBER 2013 ● Page 6
Mentoring and Communication Skills
The Navy’s Drug Education for Youth (DEFY) Program is
currently in the “Mentoring” phase of the program, which
runs through the school year. One of the key factors in
Mentoring youth is Communication Skills. Here are some
good tips for all to follow even if you’re not a mentor in
As a mentor, the most important thing you'll contribute
besides helping the youth reach his or her goals is a trusting
relationship. And communication is the key. But believe it or
not, no one is a born communicator. Good communication
takes time and practice.
Here are some of the keys to good communication:
Active listening: Active listening means listening with your head, not just your ears. It's
the ability to focus on and feel what you're being told.
Assertiveness: This means expressing your feelings effectively and appropriately, and setting
boundaries where necessary. Some people are uncomfortable being assertive, but rest assured, it's a
skill you can learn like any other.
Empathy: To understand how the other person feels without being judgmental. Don't confuse
empathy with sympathy, which means feeling sorry for or feeling pity for someone who's in a worse
situation than you are.
Open-mindedness: It's important to be as non-judgmental as possible and accept that your
protégé has a right to hold his or her own beliefs (personal, political, religious, or any other) even if
Self-awareness: Recognize and accept your own limitations. It's important to identify your
feelings and their source, and accept responsibility for your feelings and actions.
Support: In a mentor relationship, it's important to offer moral support, acceptance, and
encouragement despite personal disapproval over the decisions your protégé has made.
Trust: This involves demonstrating your feelings and views to another and being open to her
reactions. This means taking risks, making yourself vulnerable, and accepting the fact that sometimes
your trust may be abused. Scary, isn't it! The pay-off, however is better communication for
DECEMBER 2013 ● Page 7
Are Windows 7 Upgrades Affecting Your
If your computer is being upgraded to Windows 7, take the below steps to
prevent any data loss. These steps are recommended at all times.
1. Back up your program to a secondary location every time you exit
the program (i.e. External Hard Drive/rewritable CD; share drive
folder with only UPC access)
2. Moving from NDSP 5.2.3 with WIN XP to 22.214.171.124 WIN 7 on the
Change the backup database file extension from .dtp to .zip
Use WINZIP to extract your backup files into the Data
Select "Yes to all" to replace all the files in the data folder
3. Moving from NDSP 126.96.36.199 XP to 188.8.131.52 WIN 7
Restore the database from the alternate location
If you attempt to access the program and get an error message that reads
"Data appears to be in an older format, do you wish to continue?" this
means the program did not complete a restore process and there's no data to
read in the data folder. Click “Yes”, and you will have access to the main
page after a few error messages. However, you will not be able to do any
functions. You will have to extract data files from your most recent
backup, into the data folder. See step 2 above on using WINZIP.
If you attempt to access the program and "DTP cannot find program
graphic" appears, the program is unable to discern which branch of service
fields to activate in the background. Click Ok until you get to the main
screen and do the following:
From the main page, go into System Utilities on the right.
Select System Parameters and click on the Service tab.
Click on the little yellow folder.
Highlight the USN jpg and click Open, then Ok.
After these changes, make sure you back up your database to
"C:" and then you can back up your program to any other
Due to BOL upgrades, access to
ADMITS is limited at this time.
As the Navy works to strengthen
its security, we ask that you
continue to document, screen,
and treat members where
Access to ADMITS should not
stop screening and treatment.
Request you hold DAARs and
screening and treatment results
on station until this problem is
resolved. Urinalysis results have
continued to be uploaded into
ADMITS via iFTDTL during this
period and will be available
immediately once access has
been restored. We appreciate
your patience in this matter.
Phone: (901) 874-4214
Fax: (901) 874-6655
For immediate assistance with NDSP, please call (901) 874-4204 or
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Remember, if you need a password
reset or other assistance, we MUST have a copy of the primary UPC
letter of designation.
DECEMBER 2013 ● Page 8