Keep What You Earned This Memorial Day
Pledge to Drink Responsibly This Summer
Memorial Day officially kicks off the summer season, it is a good time to discuss the dangers of over-consumption of alcohol, and the importance of taking a few simple steps like planning ahead for a safe ride home to keep what you've earned.
The Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (NADAP) Office wants to thank all of the Sailors who have supported the Keep What You've Earned mission by taking a role in the prevention of alcohol abuse, whether it's offering to be a designated driver or reminding their shipmates of all that they've accomplished.
"The support of each and every Sailor is critical to changing the culture of drinking from over-consumption to responsible drinking," said Dorice Favorite, director of NADAP. "We've started seeing a change, and through support from the deckplate, Sailors are creating a social norm of responsible drinking."
Over the past few years, the U.S. Navy has seen Sailors take a more proactive role in encouraging and engaging in responsible drinking habits. While it may be a common perception that drinking alcohol will make a party more fun, too much alcohol can lead to bad decision-making and too often leads to fatal accidents.