Substance Abuse Policy

"Alcohol abuse and the distribution, possession, use, trafficking or distribution of illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia is contrary to the effective performance of Marines and to the Marine Corps mission, and will not be tolerated. Alcohol and drug offenses must and will be dealt with swiftly and effectively."

-MCO 5300.17

The wrongful use, possession, manufacture, distribution, or introduction of controlled substances is prohibited by Article 112a of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. MCO 5300.17 prohibits the wrongful use, possession, manufacture, distribution, or introduction of a controlled substance analogue, designer drug, natural substances (e.g., fungi), chemicals (e.g., chemicals wrongfully used as inhalants), propellants, or prescribed or over-the-counter drugs or pharmaceutical compounds with the intent to induce intoxication, excitement, or stupefaction.

Violations of these prohibitions may result in prosecution under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and/or adverse administrative action.

Any Marine or Sailor involved in a drug or alcohol-related incident will be referred to the unit SACO Staff Sergeant Riddle for screening, counseling, and, if needed, referral to the Substance Abuse Counseling Center (SACC) for further evaluation and treatment. The SACC also welcomes walk-ins and self-referrals and offers a variety of services including education, care coordination, group therapy, individual and family support.

Our substance abuse policy must be proactive in nature and focus on prevention. We will also provide referral services and transition assistance for those who violate this policy. Leaders at every level are charged with setting the example, and with mentoring their Marines and Sailors on the dangers and consequences of substance abuse, as well as the many programs and options to prevent incidents and get help to troubled Marines.

Semper Fidelis,

Lieutenant Colonel, USMC
Commanding Officer, Combat Logistics Battalion 11

1st Marine Logistics Group