The Commandant has challenged Marines and families to redefine the culture of the Marine Corps concerning alcohol use to ensure you “Protect What You’ve Earned”; but it can be challenging to determine if you or a loved one has a problem with alcohol. Due to a variety of factors, alcohol may affect people differently. Knowing the signs of alcohol misuse is the first step to determining your course of action.
It’s important to be aware of the common signs of someone misusing alcohol. If you are concerned about your alcohol or other drug misuse or that of someone you care about, please contact your installation Substance Abuse Counseling Center (SACC). The SACC takes a proactive approach to support low-risk use of alcohol and discourage other substance misuse, and offers a wide array of prevention, intervention, and counseling. Click here to locate a SACC near you or learn more about how you can Protect What You've Earned.
Did you know April is also Child Abuse Prevention Month and Alcohol Awareness Month? Many people do not know that there is a strong connection between substance use and child abuse.
Marines always have a duty to intervene and help each other. That's the message of the Marine Corps Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program's most recent PSA, released on 17 February 2016.
Have you heard about “Protect What You’ve Earned” yet? If so, you are probably wondering what this phrase means.