Preventing drug abuse in the Navy: an analysis of effectiveness and efficiency
Peterson, Dana Mark
Gates, William R.
Kalmar, Louis G.
MetadataShow full item record
Over the past decade, DoD surveys have shown a significant decrease in drug abuse within the Navy. This research considers the important elements of this reduction and conducts a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the Navy's drug abuse prevention programs. The primary question asks, What is the most effective and efficient method to prevent drug abuse in the Navy?'. The analysis reveals that drug testing and a strict 'zero tolerance' policy have been key ingredients to the success of the Navy's drug abuse reductions. Personal Responsibility Values Education and Training (PREVENT) is the Navy's only formal (Level I) drug abuse prevention program. Using direct observational techniques, the author provides personal insights into the PREVENT program. PREVENT's cognitive/lifestyle prevention approach is the most effective model for preventing drug abuse. PREVENT is also effective at reducing other high-risk, addictive behaviors in junior enlisted personnel. Recommended efficiencies include consolidating the resource sponsor, major claimant, and program manager functions for drug abuse prevention training. Manpower effectiveness and efficiency recommendations are discussed, including establishing a career path for training specialists to coordinate and direct the Navy Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Program (NADAP) at the command level.
RightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Ferguson, Robert Andrew, Jr. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1980-03);The Integrated Disbursing and Accounting System (IDA) is a program to modernize the Navy's financial control system through the use of computer technology and a centralized data base. During the Navy's final design stage, ...
Cheney, Eric D. (Monterey, California ; Naval Postgraduate School, 2002-06);The Department of the Navy budget is expanding from $96.1 billion in 2001 to an expected $108.3 billion in 2003. It is important that in our pursuit of scarce dollars, the people who provide us the money trust that we will ...
Capistrano, Christian S. (Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School, 2018-12);The complete decommissioning of Navy frigates has produced a range of concerns regarding the United States’ maritime interdiction mission to remove drug traffickers and prevent illicit drugs from reaching the homeland. As ...