The abuse of alcohol and the possession, use and distribution of illegal or prohibited mind altering substances negatively affects the individual health and safety of the members of CLB-13, in addition to the effectiveness, cohesion, good order and discipline of the entire unit.
Drug and alcohol use and abuse is a significant contributor to serious incidents and the death of or injury to Marines and Sailors each year. In addition, drug and alcohol abuse often leads to major health problems, criminal activity, and acts of domestic violence.
Laws and our UCMJ are written and enforced for a reason. Consumption of alcoholic beverages by those under 21 years of age is strictly prohibited. For those over 21, you are directed to consume alcoholic beverages in a responsible manner. Under no circumstances should anyone, regardless of age, drink and drive.
The possession, use, sale, trafficking, or distribution of substances which are intended to produce a psychotropic "high" or enhance physical performance when ingested, smoked, or injected is prohibited within CLB-13. Besides the commonly known illegal narcotics and illicit drugs, these substances include the specific prohibitions outlined in detail below. This is not an a1l-inclusive list and additional information regarding contraband substances will be provided when appropriate.
- Controlled substance analogues, natural substances, chemicals, propellants, and/or prescribed or over-the-counter drugs intended to induce intoxication, excitement, or stupefaction of the central nervous system.
- Anabolic steroids, androstenedione, dietary supplements that include depo-testosterone, equipose, anadrol, dianabol, finajet and oxymetholone, and other performance enhancing drugs.
-The actual or attempted possession, use, sale, distribution, or manufacture of Spice, Salvia, or any derivative, analogue, or variant of either substance.
- Substances labeled, "not for human consumption," "plant feeder," or "bath salts."
- Any tobacco or other product intended to be smoked that is not purchased in a sealed, labeled package and purchased from an established commercial operation.
Leaders will continually educate their personnel regarding the Marine Corps’ substance abuse policy and will highlight the detrimental effects of substance abuse to their personal and professional goals and the health of our Corps. All Marines and Sailors in CLB-13 will report any illegal drug activity or observations of alcohol abuse via the chain of command. There will be no excuse or patience for a lack of awareness, and there will be zero tolerance for substance abuse. Each one of you is vitally important to the Marine Corps and to your family. Make the right decisions. Ensure you are thinking clearly when you encounter situations where drugs and alcohol are present. Choose with whom you associate wisely.
Lieutenant Colonel George W. Markert, U.S. Marine Corps