The Marine Corps objective is to eliminate alcohol abuse. Combating the debilitating threat posed by alcohol abuse and alcohol dependency on both Marines and mission readiness requires a total commitment from all levels of leadership. Leaders must be alert to characteristics of alcohol abuse and with the symptoms of the disease of alcohol dependency. All leaders must not in any way promote or condone alcohol misuse.
The use of illegal drugs undermines the effective performance of Marines and is contrary to the Marine Corps' Mission. Acts of use, possession, trafficking, or distribution of illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia will not be tolerated. These offenses must be dealt with swiftly and effectively to the fullest extent provided for by law and regulations. Civilians engaging in such acts will be detained and turned over to a local law enforcement agency for prosecution under the applicable criminal statutes.
Staff Sgt. Stephen P. Lara
H&S Bn SACO
Marine Corps Community Servies (MCCS) Substance Abuse Program.
Military One Source
Commanding Officer's SACO policy letter
MARADMIN 520/01 Substance Abuse Prevention
OPNAVINST 5350.7 Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program Management for the Office of Chief of Naval Operations and CNO Claimancy
SECNAVINST 5300.28 D Military Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
MCO P1700.24B Marine Corps Personal Services Order
MCO P1900.16F Marine Corps Separation Manual