A recent Marine Administrative Message states that "there has been a surge in Marines and sailors using both legal and illegal substances, which affects efficiency, discipline and good order of Marine units." The Marine Corps has provided guidelines in Marine Corps Order 5300.17 to limit abuse, misuse, and determine how and when to provide treatment for Marines who have been afflicted by dependence. Any time a sailor or Marine has a positive urinalysis for a controlled substance for which they do not have a current prescription in their medical record, and no other valid reason can explain the positive urinalysis, they are subject to a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). For more information, contact your base Substance Abuse Counselling Center (SACC).
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